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.
No answer. "Could he have missed anywhere?" The stripping continued. "It
stopped hurting two days ago." No answer. "For God's sake, Jiz! Is it still war
between us?" Jisbella's hands stopped. She looked at Foyle's bandaged face
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. He saw Robin ...
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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