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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No patient has ever jaunted out of its pitch darkness . No patient has ever
succeeded in getting black hospital depths . Short of prefrontal lobotomy , there
are only three ways to stop a man from jaunting : a blow on the head producing ...
They searched through the darkness for the lifts by which soiled uniforms were
removed and fresh uniforms issued . And in the darkness the automatic hands
again soaped , sprayed and disinfected them . They could find nothing .
He jaunted and arrived in darkness and empty space and immediately
plummeted down . “ Wrong co - ordinates ! ” he thought . “ Misjaunted ? ” The
broken end of a rafter dealt him a bruising blow and he landed heavily on a
shattered floor ...
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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