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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There was no doubt about that. Twelve psychologists, parapsychologists and
neurome- trists of varying specialization were called in as observers. The
experimenters sealed Jaunte into an unbreakable crystal tank. They opened a
water valve, ...
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 unique ...
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