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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We ' ve got a lawyer waiting in New York . He ' s got a criminal prosecution for
piracy pending against you ; piracy in space , murder , and looting . We ' re going
to throw the book at you . Presteign will get a conviction in twenty - four hours .
Listen , ” Quatt said , “ I ' m going to teach you something . We do business
legitimate , see ? We don ' t slash and scalp . We don ' t hold out . I know what ' s
on your mind . You got something juicy but you don ' t want to cut anybody else in
on it ...
I ' m not going to hurt you . " “ You ' re a bad man with a bad face . ” “ I ' m your
friend , Sigurd . ” “ No , you ' re not . You want me to do b - bad things . ” " I ' m
your friend . Look , I know all about those big hairy men who pretend to be you ,
but I ...
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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