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 learned to loathe the voices of the lecturers : the Understanding Baritone , the
Cheerful Tenor , the Man - to - Man Bass . He learned to deafen himself to the
therapeutic monotony and perform his occupational therapy mechanically , but
Jisbella ' s voice came cold and competent over the earphones . “ You ' re
backing too fast . And incidentally , trouble ' s arrived . " He braked with the rear
jets , looking down in alarm . The surface of the asteroid was covered with a
swarm of ...
Voices below began to call : “ Forrest ! What ' s all the ... Sinbad , ” he said in a
strangled voice . “ Old Man of the Sea . Quick girl ! Right pockets . Three over .
Two down . Sting ampule . Let him have it anywh — " His voice was choked off .
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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