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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No answer . “ Could he have missed anywhere ? ” The stripping continued . “ It
stopped hurting two days ago . ” No answer . “ For God ' s sake , Jiz ! Is it still war
between us ? ” Jisbella ' s hands stopped . She looked at Foyle ' s bandaged face
We can always surrender , ” Presteign answered . “ No , ” Yang - Yeovil said . “
That ' s already been discussed and discarded at HQ . We know the post - victory
plans of the Outer Satellites . They involve total exploitation of the Inner Planets .
I ' ve come to my senses , ” Foyle answered bitterly . “ I don ' t mean that . A
criminal never surrenders while he ' s ahead . You ' re obviously ahead . What ' s
the reason ? ” “ The most damnable thing that ever happened to a man . I picked
up a ...
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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