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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The basement floor of the factory contained Baker ' s zoo of anatomical curiosities
, natural freaks and monsters bought , and / or abducted . Baker , like the rest of
his world , was passionately devoted to these creatures and spent long hours ...
The broken end of a rafter dealt him a bruising blow and he landed heavily on a
shattered floor upon the putrefying remains of a corpse . Foyle leaped up in calm
revulsion . He pressed hard with his tongue against his right upper first molar .
Foyle repeated gently . “ A Negro girl ? ” The woman was unintelligible . He took
her by the hair and shook her , then hurled her through the crater in the living
room floor . His search for a clue to Robin ' s fate was interrupted by the mob from
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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