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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"Bunny's my portable law library," Sheffield grunted. Presteign touched a control.
The still life in the star chamber came alive. The organist played, the librarian
sorted books, the secretary typed, the bartender shook drinks. It was spectacular
Bunny laughed. "Come, sirs," Presteign protested. "We are reaffirming a three-
thousand-year blood feud," Y'ang-Yeovil explained to Presteign, who looked
sufficiently unsettled by the conversation and the laughter which he did not
Bunny exclaimed. "He jaunted. This room isn't blind to him. He — " "Evidently,"
Presteign said icily. "Inform the Master of the Household," he instructed the
amazed Watch officer. "The coordinates of the Star Chamber are no longer secret
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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