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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“ 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 .
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 be gauche , Fourmyle , you're succeeding admirably . " “ Your hand again , please .
Presteign tried to rise , and then fell back in his chair . ... Y'ang - Yeovil tried to protest . ... I'm a freak of the universe ... a thinking animal ... and I'm trying to see my way clear through this morass .
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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