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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Halfway down the corridor he passed a door frame still standing foursquare
between deck and roof . The leaf still hung on its hinges , halfopen , a door to
nowhere . Behind it was all space and the steady stars . As Foyle passed the
door he ...
Foyle slipped and crashed through the blackness searching for the door through
which the medical officers entered . “ Can ' t find the door , Jiz . Door from the
clinic . I — " “ Shh ! ” “ But _ ” “ Be quiet , Gully . " A soapy hand found his mouth
He pointed to a door and disappeared with a " pop . ” The door revealed a long
flight of stairs . As Foyle and Robin started up the stairs , Dr . Orel apment . ” He
disappeared and appeared again behind them . “ You forgot to close the door .
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Review: The Stars My DestinationUser Review - Bart - Goodreads
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