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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Captain Peter Y'ang-Yeovil of Central Intelligence was a lineal descendant of the
learned Mencius and belonged to the Intelligence Tong of the Inner Planets
Armed Forces. For two hundred years the IPAF had entrusted its intelligence
work to ...
"We are reaffirming a three thousand-year blood feud," Y'ang-Yeovil explained to
Presteign, who looked sufficiently unsettled by the conversation and the laughter
which he did not understand. He tried a direct thrust. "When will you be finished ...
"If it wasn't for jaunting," Y'ang-Yeovil said, "the losses would have.been five
times that. All the same, it's close to a knockout. One more punch like that and
Terra's finished." He addressed this to the assistants jaunting in and out of his
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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