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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Then they crashed into a blank wall and realized they had reached the dead end of the corridor . They were boxed , trapped . “ What now ? ” " Don't know . Looks like the dead end of my ideas , too . We can't go back for sure .
Quatt was slammed back against a wall , dropping Foyle . A black and blue bruise appeared on his temple . “ Get to hell out of here , ” Quatt roared . " I'm done . " “ Sam ! ” “ I'm done . Can't jaunte . Go , girl !
He inched back toward the rear wall of the control chamber like a sleepwalker . ... The sluggish power thrusting him back split his arms apart and forced him against the wall , gently at first , then harder and harder until face ...
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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