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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The head of the Presteign clan was a familiar sight to New York jaunters . Iron
gray , handsome , powerful , impeccably dressed and mannered in the old -
fashioned style , Presteign of Presteign was the epitome of the socially elect , for
he was ...
G _ ” Foyle grasped Dagenham ' s throat , dragged him down to the floor and
hammered his head on the flagstones . Dagenham squirmed once and then was
still . Foyle ripped the goggles off his face and put them on . Sight returned in soft
Water ' s easier than vacuum . I suffered for six months . Who gave the order ,
Forrest ? ” The man bubbled and choked . Foyle lifted his head out of the water . “
What are you ? Loyal ? Crazy ? Scared ? Your kind would sell out for five
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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