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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"No." "Yeah. I found out where you live. They know up at the hospital. I come here
and looked around. I read your diary, Miss Robin. You got a family on Callisto,
mother and two sisters." "For God's sake!" "So that makes you alien-belligerent.
I think Vorga was running refugees out of Callisto. Your family paid with money
and jewelry to get aboard and be taken to the Inner Planets. That's how a
spaceman off the Vorga came to pawn this locket." "Then where are they?" "I don'
This was his enemy, the instigator of his death and the deaths of the six hundred
from Callisto. This was the enemy for whom he had planned vengeance and
hunted for months. This was the enemy for whom he had prepared the agony of
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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