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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It is the most formidable cavern hospital on Terra. No patient has ever jaunted out
of its pitch darkness. No patient has ever succeeded in getting his bearings and
learning the jaunte co-ordinates of the black hospital depths. Short of prefrontal ...
He cut hospital uniforms, sewed them, manufactured kitchen utensils, and
prepared foods. Although actually he touched nothing, his motions were
transmitted to the shops where the work was accomplished by remote control.
After one short ...
They burst into Mercy Hospital, following Santa Claus who roared and cavorted
with the detached calm of a solemn elephant. He kissed the nurses, made drunk
the attendants, pestered the patients with gifts, littered the corridors with money, ...
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Review: The Stars My DestinationUser Review - Bart - Goodreads
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