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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Can you get the muck off his face ? Clean it up ? He says they were stymied at
General Hospital . ” “ They haven ' t had my experience , dear . Hmm . I seem to
remember reading something once . . . somewhere . . . Now where did I – ? Wait
Through the clear globe of the helmet she could see his face distinctly . And as
the rage within Foyle died away , Jisbella saw the blood - red tattooing fade and
disappear . “ Did you see that joker ? ” Foyle demanded . " That was Joseph .
Your face ! ” he exclaimed . “ My God , your face ! ” What happened to it ? ” " You
happened to it , you son of a bitch ! ” Foyle cried . He leaped up , his tiger face
burning , and flung the ampule like a knife . It pierced Kempsey ' s neck and hung
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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