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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For the past month they had been memorizing jaunte stages at street
intersections, chanting: "L-E-S, m'am. ... They started from the school and
marched in a sedate crocodile to the vast Times Square jaunte stage, which they
Situation," Robin Wednesbury lectured, and the class jaunted by express stages
from Washington Heights to the Hudson Bridge and back ... That's why private
jaunte stages are small, and the Times Square stage is two hundred yards wide.
Eighty seconds after Presteign's call was put through, a Dagenham courier
appeared on the private jaunte stage outside Presteign's home, was identified
and admitted through the jaunte-proof labyrinth behind the entrance. Like every
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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