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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More than a century of jaunting had so mingled the many populations of the
world that racial types were disappearing “ Didn't ... He jaunted to the door ,
closed it , jaunted back to his desk , bowed , indicated chairs , jaunted behind
Robin's and ...
He jaunted along the space - time geodesics to Elsewheres and Elsewhens ,
translating “ i , ” the square root of minus one , from an imaginary number into
reality by a magnificent act of imagination . He jaunted . He jaunted back through
Foyle shook himself and abruptly jaunted to the bronze head of Eros , fifty feet
above the counter of Piccadilly Circus . He perched precariously and bawled : “
Listen a me , all you ! Listen , man ! Gonna sermonize , me . Dig this , you ! ” He
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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