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 seems to me I left 'Nomad' out in—" He stopped short. A devil-face peered at
him from the highlights reflected in Dr. Regan's spectacles ... a hideous tiger
mask with No* MAD blazoned across the distorted brow. Foyle stood up. "Liars!
The old tattooing had returned to his face, blood red against the pallor of the skin,
scarlet instead of black, truly a tiger mask in color as well as design. "Gully!" she
cried. "My God! Your face!" Foyle ignored her and stood glaring at Joseph while ...
He saw the old tattoo marks flaming blood- red under the skin, turning his face
into a scarlet and white tiger mask. He was so chilled by the appalling spectacle
that his rage died at once, and simultaneously the mask disappeared. "My God .
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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