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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Do step down . ” “ How have I offended you ? ” “ Offended me ? Now you're being ridiculous . ” “ Lady Olivia ... ( Can't I say anything right ? Where's Robin ? ) Can we start again , please ? ” “ If you're trying to be gauche , Fourmyle ...
He looked at the struggling bodies on the ballroom parquet , saw Jisbella fighting to free herself , took a step toward her and then stopped . He revolved his head , dazedly , feeling it was no part of him . The thunder never ceased .
Jaunting was of no use in this tedious step - by - step cultivation . Hence Bacteria , Inc. hired unfortunates incapable of jaunting and paid them slave wages . This was the lowest form of labor , the dregs and scum of the Solar System ...
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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