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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Wait , class , ” Robin called . “ There ' s a rush on . Everybody off the stage ,
please . ” Laborers in heavy work clothes , still spattered with snow , were on their
way south to their homes after a shift in the north woods . Fifty white clad dairy
I am of the house of the learned Meng - Tse whom the barbarians called Mencius
. ” “ Then we are hereditary enemies , ” Bunny answered in faltering Mandarin . “
For the formidable ancestor of my line was deposed as governor of Shan - tung ...
They called themselves Jack - jaunters . They were jackals . Foyle climbed up
through the wreckage to the corridor on the floor above . The jack - jaunters had a
camp there . A whole calf roasted before a fire which sparked up to the sky ...
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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