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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THOMPSON : Jaunting is like seeing ; it is a natural aptitude of almost every
human organism , but it can only be developed by training and experience .
REPORTER : You mean we couldn ' t see without practice ? THOMPSON :
Obviously you ...
What d ' you mean ? ” " I told you I ' d give you whatever was left over after I
finished ' Vorga ' . " “ You ' ve finished ' Vorga ? ” she said in surprise . “ No , dear ,
you ' ve finished me . But I ' ll keep my promise . ” She laughed . “ Generous Gully
everything . " He grinned at Robin . “ We leave for the moon tomorrow night .
Book passage . No , there ' ll be trouble on account of the attack . Buy a ship .
They ' ll be unloading them cheap anyway . ' “ We ? ” Robin said . “ You mean
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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