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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He knew that the crux of the “ Nomad " situation was the presence on board the
ship of 20 pounds of Pyre , the total world supply , which was probably
irreplaceable now that its discoverer had disappeared . He knew that Sheffield
knew that ...
That depends . ” . “ It depends on your inside , Gully ; what you get hold of . ” “ No
. My future depends on what I get rid of . ” “ Gully . . . why did you hold out on me
in Gouffre Martel ? Why didn ' t you tell me you knew there was a fortune aboard ...
I don ' t mean that . A criminal never surrenders while he ' s ahead . You ' re
obviously ahead . What ' s the reason ? ” “ The most damnable thing that ever
happened to a man . I picked up a rare disease called conscience . ” Sheffield
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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