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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You're talking the gutter lingo . You must be real . Who are you ? ” “ Gully Foyle . ”
“ But you're not in my cell . You're not even near . Men are in the north quadrant of
Gouffre Martel . Women are in the south . I'm South - 900 . Where are you ?
And Jisbella educated Foyle . " If we ever break out of Gouffre Martel , Gully , it'll
have to be together , and I'm not trusting myself to an illiterate partner . “ Who's
illiterate ? ” “ You are , ” Jisbella answered firmly . “ I have to talk gutter a you half
They have their own talk , their own jokes , their own manners . If a man wants to
be accepted by them he's got to talk their language . I can't , but you can . You'll
talk for me , through my mouth ... “ But you could learn . " “ No. It would take too ...
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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