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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This is Dagenham speaking . " " To hell with you , Dagenham , ” Foyle shouted . “
Give me the word when you ' re aboard , Jiz , and hold on . ” " I can ' t make it ,
Gully . " “ Come on , girl ! ” “ I can ' t get aboard . The safe ' s blocking the hatch .
You were aboard the ' Vorga ' on September 16 , 2436 . " The man sobbed and
shook his head . “ On September sixteen you passed a wreck . Out near the
asteroid belt . Wreck of the ' Nomad , ' your sister ship . She signalled for help . '
You were aboard ' Vorga ' on September 16 , 2436 ? ” “ For Christ ' s sake , let me
die . ” “ You were aboard ' Vorga ? ” “ Yes . ” “ You passed a wreck out in space .
Wreck of the ' Nomad . ' She signalled for help and you passed her by . Yes ?
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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