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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Say you were close to ' Vorga . ' I ruined you when you were half a step from the
finish . Yes ? " “ I wish I could , Jiz , but I can't . I'm nowhere . I was trying to pick up
another lead here tonight . ” “ Poor Gully . Maybe I can help you out of this jam .
I can see you joining a cellar sect with passwords like Pax Vobiscum . Bible
smuggling and martyrdom for the faith . Can't you ever face up to anything ? " “
Don't you ever run away ? ” . “ Never . Escape is for cripples . Neurotics . ” “
The wire can't be pushed in , which is why we can't get to him , but it can push out
, which is how he can get out . It's a one - way door . ” The pool of molten copper
crept up toward Foyle . “ If he doesn't get out soon he'll be roasted alive .
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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