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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He had been content to drift from moment to moment of existence for thirty years
like some heavily armored creature , sluggish and indifferentGully Foyle , the
stereotype Common Man - but now he was adrift in space for one hundred and ...
Do I hear a hundred credits for this expensive and lovely creature ? One hundred
, gentlemen ? She's all beauty and highly adaptable . Two ? Thank you . Three
and a half ? Thank you . I'm bid - Five ? Eight ? Thank you . Any more bids for this
They were six hundred thousand miles from ' Nomad ' . " “ Six hundred thous- ? ” “
Nomad ' was too far out of the shipping lanes . They wanted you to drift where
ships would pass . They took you six hundred thousand miles sunward and set ...
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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