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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Bunny asked . Dagenham gave him his deadly smile . “ Standard FFCC
Operation of Dagenham Couriers . Fun , fantasy , confusion , catastrophe . . . We '
ll need all four hours . Damn ! I ' ve disrupted your dolls , Presteign . ” The robots
Alfred Bester. “ No . ” There was a long pause . Then Jisbella asked in a weary
voice : “ Are you going to make that deal with Gully ? " “ Me ? No . It sounds like a
thousand - to - one shot . ” “ There has to be something valuable on the ' Nomad .
he asked . No answer . “ Could he have missed anywhere ? ” The stripping
continued . “ It stopped hurting two days ago . ... Jisbella ' s hands stopped . She
looked at Foyle ' s bandaged face with hatred . “ What do you think ? ” " I asked
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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