The Stars My Destination
In this pulse-quickening novel, Alfred Bester imagines a future in which people "jaunte" a thousand miles with a single thought, where the rich barricade themselves in labyrinths and protect themselves with radioactive hit men--and where an inarticulate outcast is the most valuable and dangerous man alive.
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The door revealed a long flight of stairs . As Foyle and Robin started up the stairs
, Dr. Orel appeared above them . “ This way , please . Oh . . . one moment . ” He
disappeared and appeared again behind them . “ You forgot to close the door .
Since the Middle Ages the Spanish Stairs have been the center of corruption in
Rome . Rising from the Piazza di Spagna to the gardens of the Villa Borghese in
a broad , long sweep , the Spanish Stairs are , have been , and always will be ...
Y'ang - Yeovil said in exasperated tones . He pointed to the Whitehead equations
spelling disaster on the transparent blackboard . “ Read that and weep on the
way out . ” “ Very special lady , Yeo . Your Venus from the Spanish Stairs . " “ Who
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This book was published in 1956 – a time when traveling to the moon would still be science fiction for quite a few years. Many of its ideas were astonishing then and its plot of blind revenge ... Read full review