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 looked at the struggling bodies on the ballroom parquet , saw Jisbella fighting
to free herself , took a step toward her and then stopped . He revolved his head ,
dazedly , feeling it was no part of him . The thunder never ceased . He saw ...
He took his daughter ' s arm and led her up the stairs , savagely protective of his
ice - pure princess . “ Blood and money , ” Presteign murmured . “ What , father ? ”
“ I was thinking of a family vice , Olivia . I was thanking the Deity that you have ...
I took over one of my father ' s ships . It happened to be ' Vorga ' again . ” “ Does
he know ? ” " He never knows . I live my own private life . ” He could not take his
eyes off her , and yet it hurt him to look at her . He was yearning and hating ...
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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