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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Keep moving . ” He felt for her arm . “ Get your hands off me , ” she cried furiously
. In an instant she was all spitfire . He released her in amazement . “ What ' s the
matter with you ? Keep your head , Jiz . I ' m depending on you . " “ For what ?
We keep ' em rich and happy . ” “ But do you keep them ? ” “ What d ' you mean ?
Of course we ” “ You can tell us the truth . We ' re not job prospects . Do you keep
them ? ” “ We can ' t keep ' em more than six months , ” the mayor groaned .
Oh Saul . . . you promised me . No more working and fretting and running . Aren ' t
you going to keep your promise ? ” " I can ' t with a war on . ” “ To hell with the war
. You sacrificed enough up at Tycho Sands . They can ' t ask any more of you .
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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