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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But every so often . ; . once or twice a week ( or perhaps once or twice a year )
came the muffled thud of a distant explosion . The concussions were startling
enough to distract Foyle from the furnace of vengeance that he stoked all through
He touched his face once , then leaped forward and gagged her . Once again he
had hold of himself . " It shows , eh ? ” he murmured with a ghastly smile . “ Lost
my grip for a minute . Thought I was back in Gouffre Martel listening to a Blue ...
You destroyed me once , " she said in choked tones . “ Are you trying to destroy
me again ? ” “ No . Will you listen ? ” She nodded . " I was lost in space . I was
dead and rotting for six months . A ship came up that could have saved me .
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Review: The Stars My DestinationUser Review - Bart - Goodreads
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