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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From the hull of the “ Nomad ” shot a sunlet that burst and hung , flooding miles of
space with harsh white light . “ Come on , baby you , ” Foyle crooned . “ Hurry up ,
man . Come on , baby baby you . " Like a ghost torpedo , the stranger slid into ...
There ' s light all over the horizon . Quick clouds of it . Above , there ' s a . . . a sort
of sparkling effect . Like Christmas lights twinkling . " “ Oh , you see so little with
your eyes . See what I see ! There ' s a dome in the sky , a rainbow dome .
Again the heavens twinkled with interceptions and detonations , and the horizon
exploded great puffs of light while the ground shook . But this time there was a
ghastly variation , for a brilliant nova burst overhead , flooding the nightside of the
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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