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 may be on Terra." "Safe?" 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
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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