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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The dying year was enlivened only by the advent of the Four Mile Circus. This
was the popular nickname for the grotesque entourage of Geoffrey Fourmyle of
Ceres, a wealthy young buffoon from the largest of the asteroids. Fourmyle of
"Slender, long-boned, no strength. Epileptoid character. Self-centered, pedantic,
single-minded, shallow. Not bribable; too repressed and straitlaced. But
repression's the chink of his armor." An hour later six followers from the Four Mile
The Four Mile Circus. Everybody's talking about him." "Is that the same man?" "
Couldn't be. He looks human." Society clustered around Fourmyle, curious but
wary. "Here they come," Foyle muttered to Robin. "Relax. They want the light
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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