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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"Get me Dagenham" he said. The operator struggled and at last put a call through
to Dagenham Couriers, Inc. This was a hundred million credit organization of
bonded jaunters guaranteed to perform any public or confidential service for any
"One minute," Dagenham said. "There's that Admiralty order." Without apology or
explanation he disappeared too. Presteign raised his eyebrows. "Another party to
the Star Chamber secret," he murmured. "But at least he had the tact to conceal ...
Did he send for Dagenham to make sure? Attack. Toujours audace. What
happened to your face, Dagenham?" Four- myle asked with detached curiosity.
The death's head smiled. "And I thought I was famous. Radiation poisoning. I'm
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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