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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“ On September sixteen you passed a wreck . Out near the asteroid belt . Wreck of the ' Nomad , ' your sister ship . She signalled for help . ' Vorga ' passed her by . Left her to drift and die . Why did ' Vorga ' pass her by ?
“ On September sixteen you passed a wreck . Out near the asteroid belt . It was the wreck of the ' Nomad . ' She signalled for help and “ Vorga ' passed her by . You left her to drift and die . ... “ Who gave the order to pass me by ?
“ I want to know about a ship you passed out near the asteroid belt . The wreck of the “ Nomad . ' You passed her on September 16. ' Nomad ' signalled for help and ' Vorga ' passed her by . Who gave that order ? ” “ Ah , signore !
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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