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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Situation , ” Robin Wednesbury lectured , and the class jaunted by express stages from Washington Heights to the Hudson Bridge and back again in primer jumps of a quarter mile each ; following their lovely Negro teacher earnestly .
Messengers jaunted ahead to warn the Presteign offices across the country , and the private jaunte stages were cleared . Presteign was ushered to the stage within his New York office . It was a circular platform in a black - hung room ...
The stage was the size of two football fields . Foyle stared around dimly through the bandages . There was no sign of Jisbella but she might be anywhere . He lifted his voice to a shout . “ Montauk , Jiz ! Montauk ! The Folly Stage !
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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