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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We ' ve got a lawyer waiting in New York . He ' s got a criminal prosecution for
piracy pending against you ; piracy in space , murder , and looting . We ' re going
to throw the book at you . Presteign will get a conviction in twenty - four hours .
Joseph and his Scientific People were waiting for him , like fleas waiting for a wolf
. They darted at him and he battered through them , harried , delighted , savage .
The armor of his spacesuit protected him from their attacks and he went down ...
We can find him . ” “ How soon ? Won ' t that be a gamble too ? And what about
that stuff lying around waiting for someone to think it into energy ? Suppose a
Jack - jaunter gets in and cracks the safe , looking for goodies ? And then we don
' t ...
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Review: The Stars My DestinationUser Review - Bart - Goodreads
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