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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For a moment Foyle's heart constricted; the ship was behaving so cautiously that
he feared she was an enemy vessel from the Outer Satellites. Then he saw the
famous red and blue emblem on her side, the trademark of the mighty industrial ...
He glanced sidelong at Jisbella's furious face. "What do you say, Jiz?" "He's
learning." Baker continued dipping and hammering the needle. "Listen, Sam,"
Foyle mumbled, barely audible. "Jiz told me you own a private ship. Crime pays,
That would act like a rocket jet . . . give it a thrust." "Yes, I've got that. But then
what? How do we get it into the ship, girl? Can't keep on blasting. Haven't got
time." "No, we bring the ship to the safe." "What?" "Blast the safe straight out into
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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