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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Forrest was queer for snakes, seems as if." "How do you know all this?" "Told you
I've been studying . . . preparing for Vorga. This is one of the things I learned.
Show you something else I've learned, if you're not chicken-livered. How to bring
"You're Ben Forrest, leading spaceman. Formerly aboard the Presteign Vorga."
Forrest cried out in terror. "You were aboard the Vorga on September 15, 2436."
The man sobbed and shook his head. "On September sixteen you passed a
"You're murdering him!" Foyle turned his terrifying face on Robin. "Get your hands
off me, bitch! Who was aboard with you, Forrest? Who gave the order? Why?"
Forrest twisted his head out of the water. "Twelve of us on Vorga," he screamed.
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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