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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Then Foyle realized he was staring at a spaceship , stern rockets flaring as it accelerated on a sunward course that must pass him . " No , " he muttered . " No , man . No. " He was continually suffering from hallucinations .
Foyle accelerated and blurred up the rest of the steps to the cloister . It was a square of Romanesque arches surrounding a green lawn . In the center of the lawn was a giant cedar of Lebanon . The flagged walks swarmed with Commando ...
He accelerated again and burst through them to his yawl . ... Still under acceleration , never pausing to see if anyone was inside the yawl , he shot forward to controls , tripped the release lever , and as the yawl started to float up ...
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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