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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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 .
What were you doing on the Spanish Stairs ? Why were you hunting - ? ” Y ' ang -
Yeovil saw that her lips weren ' t moving . " Ah ? You ' re a telepath , Miss
Wednesbury ? How is that possible ? I thought I knew every telepath in the
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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