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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Last time we talked your dialogue consisted entirely of ' Go to hell . ' ” “ Go to hell ,
Dagenham , if it ' ll make you feel any better . ” “ Your repartee ' s improved ; your
speech , too . You ' ve changed , ” Dagenham said . “ Changed a damned ...
Then we bought rides to the nearest jaunte stage we had memorized . ” “ Which ?
" “ Biarritz . ” “ Traveled by night , eh ? ” “ Naturally . " “ Do anything about Foyle ' s
face ? " “ We tried makeup but that didn ' t work . The damned tattooing ...
... of his possession , was forced to repeat : “ I don ' t know , Sam . Ask Jiz . " " If
you ' ve got an honest deal , make an honest proposition , " Quatt said angrily . “
Don ' t come prowling around like a damned tattooed tiger figuring how to pounce
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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