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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RESIDENCE ( laga2 ) continent content JAUNTE CLASS ( official Rating : Check
one Only ) s M ( 1 , 000 miles ) : . ... V ( 5 miles ) : . . The old Bureau of Motor
Vehicles took over the new job and regularly tested and classed jaunte
They were six hundred thousand miles from ' Nomad ' . ” “ Six hundred thous — ?
” “ “ Nomad ' was too far out of the shipping lanes . They wanted you to drift where
ships would pass . They took you six hundred thousand miles sunward and ...
Some of the residues had been burned off ; had gone up the chimney with smoke
and vapor to drift for hundreds of miles before settling . These minute particles
showed where they had finally settled in Morocco , Algeria , Libya , and Greece ...
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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