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 Robin ...
"My safety and honor are again in your hands. Guard them. Lady Olivia and I will
retire." 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 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 . . . yearning for
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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