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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Then he stopped his motion in bewilderment. He stared at the stars behind the
door which had become familiar friends after five months. There was an intruder
among them; a comet, it seemed, with an invisible head and a short, spurting tail.
"Jaunte, Jiz!" Uniformed figures appeared around them. Foyle 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.
He stood in the clumsy sack, his devil face staring, his hands clutched in
supplication, his devil mouth making motions. Foyle stared at the old man, took a
step toward him, and then stopped, fists clenched, throat working as fury arose
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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