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.
"Me? No. It sounds like a thousand-to-one shot." "There has to be something
valuable on the 'Nomad.' Otherwise Dagenham wouldn't have hounded Gully." " "
I'm still not interested. What about you?" "Me? Not interested either. I don't want
This was the finish of Gully Foyle. This was eternity, and hell was real. What he
had seen was the past passing before his crumbling senses in the final moment
of death. What he was enduring he must endure through all time. He was dead.
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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