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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Foyle studied a space manual and learned something about theoretical gravity . If
he could put the “ Nomad " into a spin , centrifugal force would impart enough
gravitation to the jet . If he could fire the combustion chamber , the unequal thrust
The entire building stank of fire , smoke , and rot . " Jacked , ” Foyle said softly . “
This place has been jacked . What happened ? ” The jaunting age had
crystallized the hoboes , tramps , and vagabonds of the world into a new class .
A decimilligram of PyrЕ , still adhering to a former evaporation crystal now in use
as an ash tray , kindled a fire that scorched the office of one Baker , dealer in
freaks and purveyor of monsters . Across the length and breadth of the planet
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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