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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"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 sight
too much and a damned sight too fast. I don't like it. What's happened to you?
... in the vice 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.
"And to your property?" Dagenham inquired with a deadly smile. "You and your
damned property. All of you and all of your damned property have put us in this
hole. The system's on the edge of total annihilation for the sake of your property.
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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