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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It was locked in the purser ' s safe . ” “ Twenty million , ” Foyle whispered . “ Give
or take a few thousand . The ship was insured , but that just means that the
underwriters , Bo ' ness and Uig , get the salvage rights and they ' re even
tougher than ...
A thousand to synthesize the acid . Three thousand for the surgery . And one
thousand for - ” “ Your curiosity ? ” “ No , dear . ” Baker smiled again . " A
thousand for the anesthetist . ” “ Why anesthesia ? ” Baker reopened the ancient
I ' ll pay fifty thousand . Don ' t you want fifty thousand ? You could spend
Sundays counting it . ” The needle hammered remorselessly . Foyle ' s body was
twitching at each impact . “ I already got fifty thousand . I got ten times that in cash
in a ...
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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