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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Guards were appearing as they jaunted from distant sectors toward the focal
point of the action . “ UNKNOWN MOVING SOUTH TOWARD B FOR BAKER
THREE . B FOR BAKER THREE . ” Presteign watched the B - 3 pit . A figure
He appeared first in Canberra at the Government House ball , half an hour before
midnight . This was a highly formal affair , bursting with color and pageantry , for it
was the custom at formals for society to wear the evening dress that had been ...
It was nine o ' clock of a crisp , winey morning in Tokyo , and the morning rush
hour crowd milling around the Imperial stage alongside the carp ponds was
paralyzed by a tigerfaced Samurai who appeared and hurled a slug of curious
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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