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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Her hair was white silk, her skin was white satin, her nails, her lips, and her eyes
were coral. She was beautiful and blind in a wonderful way, for she could see in
the infrared only, from 7,500 angstroms to one millimeter wavelengths. She saw ...
silent, burning, staring with blind eyes. Then it disappeared. The man spread-
eagled on the ground disappeared too. He turned into a lightning blur of action
that whipped through the crew, locating and destroying cameras, recorders, ...
Foyle's image stood before him, face hideous, clothes on fire, the blazing eyes
fixed on the convulsing Skoptsy that had been Lindsey Joyce. The Burning Man
opened his tiger mouth. A grating sound emerged. It was like flaming laughter.
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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