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. "The Stars My Destination" is a classic of technological prophecy and timeless narrative enchantment by an acknowledged master of science fiction.
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Wait a minute." Baker stood up and disappeared with a faint pop. Jisbella paced
the veranda furiously until he reappeared twenty minutes later with a tattered
book in his hands and a triumphant expression on his face. "Got it," Baker said.
Baker smiled cynically. "Then let's help him by giving him a brand new face." "No.
" "I thought so. You want his face cleaned up because you're interested in his
face." "Damn you, Baker, will you do the job or not?" "It'll cost five thousand." "
dent ivy-covered roundhouse was alongside the Trenton rocket pits, and the rear
windows looked out on the mouths of the pits thrusting their anti-grav beams
upward, and Baker's patients could amuse themselves watching the spaceships
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Get used to the language and keep reading. Lovely book that is the reason I read science fiction. Take it home and lose yourself in this new world. Read it and love it. Everything by Bester is fantastic.
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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