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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On the jet back to Terra , Foyle recovered consciousness and bubbled words
beginning with V . He knew he was saved . He knew that only time stood
between him and vengeance . The sick bay orderly heard him exulting in his tank
He knew that the crux of the “ Nomad " situation was the presence on board the
ship of 20 pounds of Pyre , the total world supply , which was probably
irreplaceable now that its discoverer had disappeared . He knew that Sheffield
knew that ...
For how long ? ” “ I knew Gully Foyle the spaceman off the ' Nomad , ' was my
enemy from the beginning . I never knew you were Fourmyle until we met . Ah , if
only I ' d known before . How much would have been saved . ” “ You knew and
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Review: The Stars My DestinationUser Review - Bart - Goodreads
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