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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He never swore, but his restraint was more terrifying than profanity. "Foyle," he
said in a suffocated voice. "A common sailor. Dirt. Dregs. Gutter scum. But that
man stands between me and — " "If you please, Presteign," Black Rod
It was a circular platform in a black-hung room without windows — a masking and
concealment necessary to prevent unauthorized persons from discovering and
memorizing ... Black Rod and others of his staff arrived a respectful moment later.
"Someone must have broken in," Black Rod shouted. "I'm aware of that, "
Presteign answered calmly. "He must be a stranger if he's not jaunting in here." "I'
m aware of that also." "UNKNOWN APPROACHING D FOR DAVID FIVE. D FOR
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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.
Review: The Stars My DestinationUser Review - Bart - Goodreads
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