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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"You spoke of a man named Foyle, Captain Yeovil?" Presteign prompted.
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
"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