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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The heat touched off the HiThrust which burst in a needle flame from the petcock .
Foyle closed the petcock with a wrench . The ignition held in the chamber and the
lone aft jet slammed out flame with a soundless vibration that shook the ship .
Quatt shook . The uniformed men were swarming all over the building , shouting :
“ Foyle ! Foyle ! Foyle ! Foyle ! ” Baker disappeared with a pop . The attendants
jaunted too , deserting the trolley on which Foyle waved his arms and legs feebly
... shook Jisbella ' s arm and jaunted to Times Square where masses of jaunters
on the gigantic stage stared in amazement at the huge man with the white
bandaged globe for a head . The stage was the size of two football fields . Foyle
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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