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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There are six directions in which delusions of grandeur can run . The Megal ( short for Megalomania ) Mood was therapy's dramatic diagnosis ... Then he murmured . A lovely girl in white came running into the bedroom and sat down on 53.
“ Thanks for running away , Gully . I never dreamed it could be so satisfying . “ Running away ? My dear Jiz ! " “ Well ? ” " I can't tell you how lovely you're looking tonight . We've come a long way from Gouffre Martel , haven't we ?
“ Don't you ever run away ? ” . “ Never . Escape is for cripples . Neurotics . ” “ Neurotics . The favorite word of the Johnny - Come - Lately educated . You're so educated , aren't you ? So poised . So balanced . You've been running ...
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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