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 .
The muzzle of a circus cannon thrust up from the staff car . There was the bang of
a black - powder explosion and Fourmyle of Ceres was shot out of the cannon in
a graceful arc to the very door of his tent where he was caught in a net by four ...
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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