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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He went aft to the kitchen and dismantled the stove . He reconnected the fuel
tanks to the original jet combustion chambers . Meira followed him curiously . . “
What are you doing , Nomad ? ” “ Got to get out of here , girl , ” Foyle mumbled .
The attendants jaunted too , deserting the trolley on which Foyle waved his arms
and legs feebly , making faint sounds . " It ' s a goddamn raid ! ” Quatt shook
Jisbella . “ Go , girl ! Go ! ” “ We can ' t leave Foyle ! ” Jisbella cried . “ Wake up ,
Come , girl ! Come ! ” As Jisbella disappeared from sight behind the flank of the
Weekender , Foyle set controls and prepared for top acceleration . “ Foyle ! Will
you answer me ? This is Dagenham speaking . " " To hell with you , Dagenham ...
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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