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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With the last of his strength he unsealed the helmet of his spacesuit, lest he
suffocate within the suit while the locker filled with air ... if this tank contained air.
He fainted, as he had fainted so often before, never knowing whether this was
Since he was already wearing the patched spacesuit he might just as well run the
gantlet of vacuum again and replenish his supplies. He flooded his spacesuit
with air from the tank, resealed his helmet and sailed out into the frost and light ...
He could not remain conscious for more than a few more moments without
refilling his space- suit. He gave the approaching spaceship one pleading look,
then shot down to the tool locker and pumped his suit full. He mounted to the
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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