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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eagerly to the morning Sanitation period for a chance to whisper a word and hear
a word . But these fragments were not enough , and desperation came . Then
there would be another distant explosion . Sometimes the suffering men would ...
Where are you ? ” “ North - 111 . " “ You ' re a quarter of a mile away . How can
we - Of course ! It ' s the Whisper Line . I always thought that was a legend , but it '
s true . It ' s working now . " “ Here I go , me , ” Foyle whispered . “ Blue Jaunte .
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