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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"What's on the 'Nomad'? What makes the salvage pay off?" "I don't know." "You're
lying." "I don't know," Foyle mumbled stubbornly. "But there has to be something
valuable. Ask Jiz." "Listen," Quatt said, "I'm going to teach you something.
What about you?" "Me? ... "I had it coming to me after what I did to you when you
were copped in Memphis." "Running out on me was only natural, Sam." "We
always do what's natural, only sometimes we shouldn't do it." "I know, Sam. I
WHAT? WHAT? WHAT? WHAT? WHAT? WHAT? WHAT? WHAT? WHAT? WHAT
? WHAT? The checkerboard glitter of Foyle's question was ... What he had seen
was the past passing before his crumbling senses in the final moment of death.
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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