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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We ' ll never make it . ” “ Guess not . Was just practicing m ' brain . Should we start
a racket ? Make a noise so they can track us by G - phone ? ” “ They ' d never
hear us . . . Never find us in time . " “ We could make enough noise . You could ...
I can see you joining a cellar sect with passwords like Pax Vobiscum . Bible
smuggling and martyrdom for the faith . Can ' t you ever face up to anything ? " “
Don ' t you ever run away ? ” “ Never . Escape is for cripples . Neurotics . ” “
Never a fool , Miss Wednesbury , and never hateful . I don ' t know what ' s
happened to shatter your opinion of yourself , but I hope to restore it . So . . . you '
ve been deceived , have you ? By yourself , mostly ? We all do that . But you ' ve
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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