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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( Laughter ) REPORTER : I mean , would our clothes teleport with us ? THOMPSON : When people teleport , they also teleport the clothes they wear and whatever they are strong enough to carry . I hate to disappoint you , but even ladies ...
The mask was plucked from his face , portions of his clothes torn away , and he was ripe and helpless for the rape of the identification cameras . Then , for the first time in the history of the tong , their schedule was interrupted .
“ Overboard ... all of them ... six hundred ... Stripped ' em . . . took their clothes , money , jewels , baggage Put ' em through the airlock in batches . Christ ! The clothes all over the ship ... The shrieking and the 172.
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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