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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“ Explosions ? " “ Blow - ups . Hear ' em a long way off , me . ” “ Them's Blue Jauntes . " “ What ? " “ Blue Jauntes . Every sometime a guy gets fed up with old Jeffrey . Can't take it no more , him . Jauntes into the wild blue yonder ...
These minute particles showed where they had finally settled in Morocco , Algeria , Libya , and Greece with blinding pin - point explosions of incredible minuteness and intensity . And some motes , still drifting in the stratosphere ...
The explosion had split the flagstone asunder , revealing the cellars , subcellars , and vaults deep below the building . These too were filled with a snarl of stones , beams , pipes , wire , the remnants of the Four Mile circus tents ...
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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