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
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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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