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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They staggered and twisted through them and lost the river . They could hear it in
the darkness ; they could not get back to it . They could get nowhere . " Lost . . . ”
Foyle grunted in disgust . “ We ' re lost again . Really lost this time . What are we ...
You ' ve lost him . We both have . ” “ Gully ! ” “ He ' s lost . ” “ But why ? What have
I done ? ” “ You don ' t understand , Olivia . ” “ Where are you ? ” she reached out ,
touched him and then clung to him . “ Listen to me , darling . You ' re tired .
He ' s been lost for a week . Another bombing ' s due . Which one of the Inner
Planets ? Venus ? The Moon ? Terra again ? Who knows . But we all know this :
one more raid without retaliation and we ' re lost . ” He glanced around the table .
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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