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 knew that the crux of the "Nomad" situation was the presence on board the
ship of 20 pounds of PyrE, the total world supply, which was probably
irreplaceable now that its discoverer had disappeared. He knew that Sheffield
knew that they ...
More than a century of jaunting had so mingled the many populations of the
world that racial types were disappearing. "Didn't expect to find you open for
business on New Year's Eve," Foyle said. "Our Russian New Year comes two
weeks later ...
Alfred Bester. door and disappeared behind the screen when another, even more
famous, came clattering up in a vehicle even more fabulous. The Colas arrived in
a band wagon. The Esso family (six sons, three daughters) was magnificent in ...
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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