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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Cheeks , chin , nose , and eyelids were hideously tattooed like an ancient Maori
mask . Across the brow was tattooed JOSEPH . The “ O ” in JOSEPH had a tiny
arrow thrust up from the right shoulder , turning it into the symbol of Mars , used
Fresh tattooed . Intelligence checks and finds you were aboard ' Nomad ' when
she sailed . Class . As if all this isn ' t enough to throw Intelligence into a tizzy ,
you come back in a private launch that ' s been missing fifty years . Man , you ' re
He returned to the home of Joseph and his people who had tattooed NOMAD
across his face and scientifically mated him to the girl named Meira . Foyle
overran the asteroid with the sudden fury of a Vandal raid . He came blasting out
of space ...
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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