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
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 armor ?
Smell was touch ... Hot stone smelled like velvet caressing his cheek . Smoke
and ash were harsh tweeds rasping his skin , almost the feel of wet canvas .
Molten metal smelled like blow hammering his heart , and the ionization of the
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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