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 war ' s disrupted normal trade , and Mars Bank found that Presteign owed
them twenty odd million credits without any way of getting the money short of
actual delivery . Presteign was delivering the money in bar platinum aboard the ...
In twenty minutes the surveyors had laid out a camp site and the word was
spread that the Four Mile Circus was arriving . Locals from Wisconsin , Michigan ,
and Minnesota came to watch the fun . Twenty roustabouts jaunted in , each
Yang - Yeovil in twenty m Why didn ' t “ Sheffield jaunted with Foyle . . . . Knocked
him stiff and disappeared . I went looking . All over . Took a chance , Must have
made fifty jauntes in twenty minutes . . . . " " Amateur ! " Yang - Yeovil exclaimed ...
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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