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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Then there would be another distant explosion . Sometimes the suffering men would turn on each other and then a savage fight would break out in Sanitation . These were instantly broken up by the goggled guards , and the morning lecture ...
But there's no one . I'm alone . " “ Got to thank you for helping me . ” " Hearing voices is bad , " the furious angel murmured . " The first step off the deep end . I've got to stop . " “ You showed me the way out . Blue Jaunte .
“ There's nothing much , ” he answered , looking around and wincing . ... Above , there's a . . . a sort of sparkling effect . ... “ And then there are vasty shafts of fire thrusting up and swaying , weaving , dancing , sweeping .
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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