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 tattoo," Presteign said. Dagenham nodded and the smile left his lips. "That's
what's worrying me. You realize, Presteign, that if Baker removed the tattooing we
'll never recognize Foyle?" "-My dear Dagenham, his face won't be changed.
He returned to the home of Joseph and his People who had tattooed No* MAD
across his face and scientifically mated him to the girl named Mpira. Foyle
overran the asteroid with the sudden fury of a Vandal raid. He came blasting out
of space ...
Fifty thousand for information, you son of a bitch, or you die slow and hard." The
tattooing appeared on Foyle's face. He forced Forrest's head back into the water
and held the struggling man. Robin tried to pull him off. "You're murdering him!
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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