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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"Blue Jauntes. Every sometime a guy gets fed up with old Jeffrey. Can't take it no
more, him. Jauntes into the wild blue yonder." "Jesus." "Yep. Don't know where
they are, them. Don't know where they're going. Blue Jaunte into the dark . . . and
"But there's no one. I'm alone." "Got to thank you for helping me." "Hearing voices
is bad," the furious angel murmured. "The first step off the deep end. I've got to
stop." "You showed me the way out. Blue Jaunte." "Blue Jaunte! My God, this
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." "Foyle, listen to me. Forget the Blue Jaunte. Don't throw this away. It's a
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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