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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Twenty million , ” Foyle whispered . “ Give or take a few thousand . The ship was
insured , but that just means that the underwriters , Bo ' ness and Uig , get the
salvage rights and they ' re even tougher than Presteign . However , there ' ll be a
He no longer whispered in Sanitation . His mind came adrift and he began to
wander . He imagined he was back aboard “ Nomad , ” reliving his fight for
survival . Then he lost even this feeble grasp on illusion and began to sink
deeper and ...
she whispered . " I don ' t know . ” " Put me down . ” " You ' re cold . ” “ Put me
down . ” He set her on her feet . “ You destroyed me once , " she said in choked
tones . “ Are you trying to destroy me again ? ” “ No . Will you listen ? ” She
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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