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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The experimenters sealed Jaunte into an unbreakable crystal tank . They opened
a water valve , feeding water into the tank , and let Jaunte watch them smash the
valve handle . It was impossible to open the tank ; it was impossible to stop the ...
Foyle heaved at the exhausted air tank , floated it out of the locker and
abandoned it . One minute was gone . He turned and propelled himself through
the floating debris toward the hatch to the ballast hold . He did not run : his gait
was the ...
They brought him into the sick bay aboard the cruiser and carefully curtained his
tank . Foyle was no sight even for the tough stomachs of lower deck navy men .
They patched his carcass in the amniotic tank while they completed their tour of ...
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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