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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And if you knew where you were but intended to jaunte to a place you had never
seen , you would never arrive alive . One cannot jaunte from an unknown
departure point to an unknown destination . Both must be known , memorized
It was as impossible to jaunte from an undetermined starting point as it was to
arrive at an unknown destination . ... He arrived . Black Rod and others of his staff
arrived a respectful moment later . So , in jauntes of one and two hundred miles ...
In twenty minutes the surveyors had laid out a camp site and the word was
spread that the Four Mile Circus was arriving . Locals from Wisconsin , Michigan ,
and Minnesota came to watch the fun . Twenty roustabouts jaunted in , each
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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