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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“ I can make you give it to me . ” “ Can you ? After the bombing tonight ? Try . ” He was taken aback by her defiance . “ How do I know you're not bluffing ? ” " I'll give you one hint . Remember the man in Australia ? ” “ Forrest ?
Ask her : Did she give the order to scuttle the reffs ? ” “ No. No ! ” “ No she didn't or no you won't ? ” “ She didn't . ” “ Did she give the order to pass ' Nomad ' by ? ” " She's twisty and sicky . Oh please !
You'll give us Olivia , Presteign ? To me , yes ? Will you give her up to the law ? She's a killer . " Presteign tried to rise , and then fell back in his chair . “ There must be forgiveness , Robin ? Will you forgive Olivia Presteign ?
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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