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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He had to visualize, completely and precisely, the spot to which he desired to
teleport himself; and he had to concentrate the latent energy of his mind into a
single thrust to get him there. Above all, he had to have faith . . . the faith that
There was Hi-Thrust fuel remaining in the tanks and one of the four tail jets was
still in operative condition. Foyle found the engine room manuals and studied
them. He repaired the connection between fuel tanks and the one jet chamber.
He didn't know what would happen when his jets began their thrust, but he was
driven to gamble by "Vorga." He fired the jets. There was a hollow explosion as
Hi- Thrust flamed out of the stern of the ship. The launch shuddered, yawed, ...
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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