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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Robin watched for a moment , then uttered a horrified cry , turned and walked to the edge of the water . She stood , staring blindly at the surf and the stars , until the mewling and the twisting ceased and Foyle called to her .
Presteign and his guests watched with amazement . A giant machine , bellowing and pounding , approached , crawling over the ties . Behind it were deposited parallel rails of welded steel . Crews with sledges and pneumatic punches spiked ...
I watched the attack from the garden . " “ My dear ! Alone ? " “ No. With Fourmyle . ” A heavy pounding began to shake the front door which Presteign had closed . “ What's that ? ” “ Looters , ” Presteign answered calmly .
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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