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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According to our reports — ” “ From Presteign ' s Mr . Presto ? ” . “ Oh , that was
bluff , ” Yang - Yeovil laughed , and momentarily regained control . “ According to
Intelligence , PyrE was developed for Presteign by a man who subsequently ...
He felt the corridor walls , noted doors , noted their texture , counted , listened ,
deduced , and reported . He made a note of every separate step in the Sanitation
pens and reported them to Jiz . The questions he whispered to the men around ...
He addressed this to the assistants jaunting in and out of his office , appearing
and disappearing , dropping reports on his desk and chalking results and
equations on the glass blackboard and covered one entire wall . Informality was
the rule ...
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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