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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Foyle opened his hand . “ I got you right here , girl . ” He clenched his hand . “ My mother and sisters have been trying to leave ... Foyle nodded happily and took her shaking shoulders in his hands . “ I got you , is all , girl .
While mechanical hands removed their uniforms , soaped , soaked , sprayed and disinfected them , Foyle felt for the glass pane of the medical observation ... Through the bedlam in the caverns sounded the clatter of steps close at hand .
Foyle thrust his big hand before Jisbélla's eyes ; a bunch of radiant keys lay in his palm . “ I took his keys . Come on . " “ He gave them to you ? ” " I took them off his body . " “ Ghoul ! ” She began to laugh . “ Liar . . . Lecher .
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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