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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I ' ll try to make sense . ” Robin calmed herself . “ Let me understand you . You ' ve
taken me out of the hospital to offer me a job . You ' ve heard of me . That means
you want something special . My specialty is telesending . " " And charm .
Do you know what it ' s like to be blind . . . to receive life secondhand ? To be
dependent , begging , crippled ? ' Bring them down to your level , ' I told my secret
life . ' If you ' re blind make them blinder . If you ' re helpless , cripple them .
You ' ve lost him . We both have . ” “ Gully ! ” “ He ' s lost . ” “ But why ? What have
I done ? ” “ You don ' t understand , Olivia . ” “ Where are you ? ” she reached out ,
touched him and then clung to him . “ Listen to me , darling . You ' re tired .
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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