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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Having your face decorated?" "I don't know abou^ 'Nomad,' nothing." "No, no,
Foyle, that won't do. You show up with 'Nomad' tattooed across your face. Fresh
tattooed. Intelligence checks and finds you were aboard 'Nomad' when she
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?" "Yes." "Why?
You were half dead, but they took you aboard and patched you up. They put you
into ... 'Nomad' didn't have any right to be rescued in the first place. I didn't have ...
And the next thing we learned . . . you got back aboard 'Nomad'." "Impossible.
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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