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 Outer Satellites command had him on Lassell for six months trying to carve
information out of him . We pulled him out with a raid at a cost of 79 per cent
casualties . We rescued a corpse . We still don ' t know if the Outer Satellites were
But you were a fool trying to blow up ' Vorga ' like that . You ' re like a wild beast
trying to punish the trap that injured it . Steel isn ' t alive . It doesn ' t think . You
can ' t punish ' Vorga . ' ” " Don ' t know what you mean , girl . “ Vorga ' passed me
Don ' t be tedious , Fourmyle . Do step down . ” “ How have I offended you ? ” “
Offended me ? Now you ' re being ridiculous . ” “ Lady Olivia . . . ( Can ' t I say
anything right ? Where ' s Robin ? ) Can we start again , please ? ” “ If you ' re
trying to ...
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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