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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The hall was filled with rusting antique apparatus ; a centrifuge , an operating
table , a wrecked fluoroscope , autoclaves , cases of corroded surgical
instruments . They strapped Foyle down on the operating table while he raved
and rambled .
Under a harsh battery of lamps , he bent over the operating table working
meticulously with a small steel hammer and a platinum needle . Baker was
following the pattern of the old tattooing on Foyle's face , searching out each
minute scar in ...
Foyle strapped the body on the operating table , opened a case of surgical
instruments , and began the delicate operation he had learned by hypno -
training that morning . . . an operation made possible only by his five - to - one
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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