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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You got something juicy but you don't want to cut anybody else in on it . That's
why you're begging for favors . Foyle writhed under the needle , but , still gripped
in the vice of his possession , was forced to repeat : “ I don't know , Sam . Ask Jiz .
That's got to stop . I want you to be my social secretary . ' “ You expect me to
believe that ? You could hire a hundred social secretaries ... a thousand , with
your money . You expect me to believe that I'm the only one for you ? That you
had to ...
Some must lead , and hope that the rest will follow . ... That's its hope and glory . ”
“ Thank you very ... So many of the rash and curious were jaunting into the
smoking ruins that the police had set up a protective induction field to keep them
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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