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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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 Presteign . However , there'll be a reward for you . Say ... twenty thousand ...
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 bank
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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