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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Two men began turning the ancient centrifuge by hand . It emitted a rhythmic
clanking like the pounding of a war drum . Those assembled began tramping and
chanting . - They turned on the ancient autoclave . It boiled and geysered , filling
His mind came adrift and he began to wander . He imagined he was back aboard
“ Nomad , ” reliving his fight for survival . Then he lost even this feeble grasp on
illusion and began to sink deeper and deeper into the pit of catatonia : of womb ...
It - ” Jisbella began to laugh hysterically . “ You ' ll have to learn control now ,
Gully . You ' ll never be able to give way to emotion . . . any emotion . . . because ”
But he was staring past her and suddenly he shot up the aluminium shaft with 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