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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But every so often . . . once or twice a week (or perhaps once or twice a year)
came the muffled thud of a distant explosion. The concussions were startling
enough to distract Foyle from the furnace of vengeance that he stoked all through
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, revealed their ...
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; all fitfully lit small ...
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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