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 tried matches . Matches will not burn in the vacuum of space . He tried flint
and steel . Sparks will not glow in the absolute zero of space . He thought of red -
hot filaments . He had no electric power of any description aboard the “ Nomad ”
I tried to keep him out of police hands with confusion and catastrophe . He
ducked the police , but not my way . . . his own way . I tried to keep him out of
Central Intelligence ' s hands with fun and fantasy . He stayed clear . . . again his
own way .
I used the Megal Mood on Foyle when I tried to open him up . The en I tried to
concenty im used the name must have stayed buried in his memory . He dredged
it up and thought it was original . That tipped me . ” “ Poor Gully . " Dagenham ...
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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