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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Who gave the order to let me die, Forrest? Who?" The man smote the bank notes
from Foyle's hand, leaped up and ran down, the beach. Foyle tackled him at the
edge of the surf. Forrest fell headlong, his face in the water. Foyle held him there.
You took their money and never intended bringing them to earth?" "It was a
racket." "And that's why you didn't pick me up?" "Would have had to scuttle you
anyway." "Who gave the order?" "Captain." "Name?" "Joyce. Lindsey Joyce." "
"IT WAS OLIVIA PRESTEIGN GAVE THE ORDER. OLIVIA PRESTEIGN. NOT ME.
DONT HURT ME. OLIVIA PRESTEIGN." "She's telling who gave the order. Can't
you hear? Listen with your eyes. She says Olivia." WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?
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Review: The Stars My DestinationUser Review - Bart - Goodreads
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