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 that moment a mighty clangor filled the launch ; it was
JJseph and his devil - faced Scientific People outside , banging on the metal hull
On opposite walls were two doors . 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 jaunteproof maze . Foyle slipped through the door and entered
the maze .
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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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