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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Review: The Stars My DestinationUser Review - Bart - Goodreads
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