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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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
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 won't ...
Tell her I'm going to kill her , slow and hard . Tell her I've got a stateroom aboard
my yawl , fitted up just like my locker aboard ' Nomad ' where I rotted for six
months . . . where she ordered ' Vorga ' to leave me to die . Tell her she's going to
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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