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 .
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 , all
As Foyle reached for the child in a rage , his eyes were blinded by brilliant light .
The entire catacomb was illuminated by the Burning Man . Foyle ' s image stood
before him , face hideous , clothes on fire , the blazing eyes fixed on the ...
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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