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 .
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 .
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 ...
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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