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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One minute was gone . He turned and propelled himself through the ... Two
minutes were gone . Like all spaceships , “ Nomad ” was ballasted and ... Foyle
took a minute disconnecting an air tank . He had no way of knowing whether it
was full ...
He avoided physical contact with any person for more than five minutes per day .
He could not occupy any room other than his own for more than thirty minutes a
day . Commanded and paid by the IP to isolate himself , Dagenham had ...
At the expiration of one minute it was still untainted . He continued to hold his
breath , maintaining rigid control over pulse and muscle , mastering the strain
with iron calm . At two minutes and twenty seconds the stigmata appeared , blood
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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