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 ...
Joseph and his Scientific People were waiting for him , like fleas waiting for a wolf . They darted at him and he bata tered through them , harried , delighted , savage . The armor of his spacesuit protected him from their attacks and ...
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 just have dust waiting for an accidental thought ...
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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