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. He turned to resume
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. He stopped before the
main hatch and saw the stunned guard party hesitate between a continuance of
the old action and a response to the new. Foyle hurled Sigurd Magsman up into ...
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Review: The Stars My DestinationUser Review - Bart - Goodreads
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