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 . ” “ What
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 . Pay
You're tired . You're exhausted . That's all . Nothing is lost . ” The words tumbled
out of her . “ You're right . Of course you're right . We've been bad , both of us .
Loathsome . But all that's gone now . Nothing is lost . We were wicked because
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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