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
Jiz told me you own a private ship . Crime pays , huh ? " “ Yeah . Crime pays . I
got a little four - man job . Twin - jet . Kind they call a Saturn Weekender . " “ Why
Saturn Weedender ? ” " Because a weekend on Saturn would last ninety days .
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
space . Then bring the ship around and let the safe sail right into the main hatch .
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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