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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“ There are thirteen of that name associated with the clan Presteign . ” “ An interesting number . ... That's odd . We took it for granted you'd find out and went ahead with a confusion operation . ” Presteign looked appalled .
Y'ang - Yeovil saw that her lips weren't moving . ... He's the first ever to realize that without being told . ... About Intelligence cutting and slicing information out of people ... that's all ... that's all propaganda .
The most damnable thing that ever happened to a man . I picked up a rare disease called ... I've realized that I've been behaving like an animal . ” “ And now you want to purge ... “ That's why I've come to you . . . for major surgery .
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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