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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He was so crippled that she avoided him easily. She opened her mouth and let
out a piercing scream. At thaLmoment a mighty clangor filled the launch; it was
JSseph and his devil-faced Scientific People outside, banging on the metal hull, ...
Foyle opened one a crack. It led out to the north corridor. He closed it, leaped
across the room and tried the other. It opened onto a jaunte- proof maze. Foyle
slipped through the door and entered the maze. Without a guide to lead him
Robin uttered a cry and opened the locket with trembling fingers. Inside was her
picture and the pictures of two other girls. As the locket was opened, the 3D
photos smiled and whispered: "Love from Robin, Mama . . . Love from Holly,
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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