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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A new crater opened in the asteroid below him and a flower of rubble sprang
upward , rapidly outdistancing a dull steel ball that followed leisurely , turning in a
weary spin . “ Ease off . ” Jisbella's voice came cold and competent over the ...
The Outer Satellites introduced universal conscription , and the Inner Planets
perforce followed suit . Industries , trades , sciences , skills , and professions were
drafted ; regulations and oppressions followed . The armies and navies ...
He jaunted ; they followed . The square block was still cordoned and by now an
enormous crowd had gathered . So many of the rash and curious were jaunting
into the smoking ruins that the police had set up a protective induction field to
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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