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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"We are reaffirming a three thousand-year blood feud," Y'ang-Yeovil explained to
Presteign, who looked sufficiently unsettled by the conversation and the laughter
which he did not understand. He tried a direct thrust. "When will you be finished ...
... an electronic machine, had located the control switchboard in his teeth. Foyle
pressed a tooth with his tongue and the peripheral cells of his retina were excited
into emitting a soft light. He looked down two pale beams at the corpse of a man.
Objectively, this break-neck skirmish looked like a five second zigzag of lightning.
Foyle. broke out of the cloister, went through the main hall of the monastery,
passed through the labyrinth, and reached the public jaunte stage outside 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