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 on closer approach, the pennies enlarged into the hundred-foot mouths of
black pits dug deep into the bowels of the earth. Each circular mouth was rimmed
with concrete buildings, offices, check rooms, canteens, changing rooms.
Below he could see workmen in white jumpers swarming out of the pits to watch
the excitement. Guards were appearing as they jaunted from distant sectors
toward the focal point of the action. "UNKNOWN MOVING SOUTH TOWARD B
The ancient ivy-covered roundhouse was alongside the Trenton rocket pits, and
the rear windows looked out on the mouths of the pits thrusting their anti-grav
beams upward, and Baker's patients could amuse themselves watching the ...
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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