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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She began to cry so violently that Quatt was frightened . He dismissed the nurse
and hovered until the sobbing subsided . “ What the hell has been going on ? ”
he demanded . “ What was that money supposed to mean ? ” “ It was blood
What ' s that supposed to mean ? ” “ Never mind . Hang around a little . Tell me
about the happy life . What ' s so happy about it ? ” " Well , ” Quatt said reflectively
. “ It ' s having everything you wanted when you were a kid . If you can have ...
Haven ' t you ever heard of AttackEscape ? To run away from reality by attacking
it . . . denying it . . . destroying it ? That ' s what you ' ve been doing . ” “ Attack -
Escape ? ” Foyle was brought up with a jolt . “ You mean I ' ve been running away
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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