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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Sound and color leaped up the spectrum and the two jackals disappeared
through the crater and crashed into the apartment below . “ Was there a body ? ”
Foyle repeated gently . “ A Negro girl ? ” The woman was unintelligible . He took
her by ...
Foyle had once seen the mutilated body of one of their party guests . He sighed
and detached his mind from visions of Olivia Presteign . “ All right , jackals , ” he
said . “ Let's have a party . ” They prepared to send him into a screaming dance .
Foyle accelerated , blurred to the body , picked it up in mid - fall and carried it aft
to the starboard stateroom . There were two main staterooms in the yawl , and
Foyle had prepared both of them in advance . The starboard room had been ...
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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