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 locker was four feet wide , four feet deep and nine feet high . It was the size
of a giant's coffin . Six hundred years before , it had been judged the most
exquisite Oriental torture to imprison a man in a cage that size for a few weeks .
He settled on a four - acre meadow facing Lake Michigan and rented it for an
exorbitant fee . He was followed by a gang of surveyors from the Mason & Dixon
clan . In twenty minutes the surveyors had laid out a camp site and the word was
But the local Mr. Presto had evidently witnessed the arrival of the Four Mile
Circus and recognized him . Foyle at once awoke from his detached intensity and
became the outlandish Fourmyle of Ceres . He clowned and cavorted , bought a
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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