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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The sodium ignited when it touched the water and flared with high heat . The heat
touched off the HiThrust which burst in a needle flame from the petcock . Foyle
closed the petcock with a wrench . The ignition held in the chamber and the lone
Presteign touched a control . The still life in the star chamber came alive . The
organist played , the librarian sorted books , the secretary typed , the bartender
shook drinks . It was spectacular ; and the impact , carefully calculated by
I ' m touched , really touched . ” “ You ' re insane to be standing out here like this .
I beg you to let me , ” “ No , no , no . It ' s beautiful . . . Magnificent ! " “ Let me
jaunte with you to some place that ' s safe . ” " Ah , you see yourself as a knight in
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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