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 ... He stepped outside and called . Then he
murmured . A lovely girl in white came running into the bedroom and sat down on
They would present themselves , with force and arms , in due time . He smiled at
Jisbella ; she smiled back , still in triumph . “ Thanks for running away , Gully . I
never dreamed it could be so satisfying . “ Running away ? My dear Jiz ! " “ Well ?
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 away all
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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