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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But since Olivia Presteign was herself blind to normal sight , she could not jaunte
. Consequently her suite was entered through doors closely guarded by ancient
retainers in the Presteign clan livery . Olivia Presteign was a glorious albino .
For being blind , ” she said in a smoldering voice . “ For being cheated . For being
helpless . . . They should have killed me when I was born . Do you know what it ' s
like to be blind . . . to receive life secondhand ? To be dependent , begging ...
He was not blind , not deaf , not senseless . Sensation came to him , but filtered
through a nervous system , twisted and short - circuited by the shock of the PyrE
concussion . He was suffering from Synaesthesia , that rare condition in which ...
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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