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 first thing he saw was a fig . ure in white , crouched on a rug , crooning
sunnily to itself . It was Robin Wednesbury , her gown in tatters , her mind in
tatters . “ Robin ! ” She went on crooning wordlessly . He pulled her up , shook
her , and ...
But will she do it ? Save him of all people ? ” “ She ' ll have to . This is bigger than
hatred . It ' s the biggest damned thing the world ' s ever encountered . I ' ll get her
. ” Y ' ang - Yeovil started to crawl out . Dagenham stopped him . “ Wait , Yeo .
That thing ' s right , ” he said , " and you ' re wrong . Who are we , any of us , to
make a decision for the world ? Let the world make its own decisions . Who are
we to keep secrets from the world ? Let the world know and decide for itself .
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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