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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He thought of red - hot filaments . He had no electric power of any description
aboard the “ Nomad ” to make a filament red hot . He found texts and read .
Although he was blacking out frequently and close to complete collapse , he
thought and ...
Then he leaned close to the mirror and inspected himself , unaware that Jisbella '
s head was close to his as she too stared into the mirror . Not a mark of tattooing
remained . Both sighed . “ It ' s clean , " Foyle said . “ Clean . He did the job .
Very close . Very . Now ! ” A shock tore down from the north . “ And the explosions
, Fourmyle . . . They ' re not just clouds of light . They ' re fabrics , webs , tapestries
of meshing colors . So beautiful . Like exquisite shrouds . " “ Which they are ...
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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