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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He squirmed down the main-deck corridor and ascended the remains of a
stairway, to the control deck which was no more than a roofed corridor in space.
Most of the walls were destroyed. With the sun on his right and the stars on his
Foyle studied a space manual and learned something about theoretical gravity. If
he could put the "Nomad" into a spin, centrifugal force would impart enough
gravitation to the ship to draw fuel down into the combustion chamber of the jet.
The undivided energy of an entire human organism, of every cell, fiber, nerve,
and muscle empowered that craving, and again Foyle space-jaunted. He went
hurtling along the geodesical space lines of the curving universe at the speed of
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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