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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Fourmyle's private police were already on duty, patrolling the four acres, keeping
the huge crowd of spectators back. ... At noon, Fourmyle of Ceres arrived with a
display of conspicuous transportation so outlandish that it had been known to ...
Fourmyle of Ceres appeared in evening clothes, very modern and very black,
relieved only by a white sunburst on his shoulder, the trademark of the Ceres
clan. With him was Robin Wednes- bury in a glittering white gown, her slender
"My word, Fourmyle! You're frank." "Told you he was impudent. Very refreshing.
There's a parcel of damned upstarts about, young man, but they don't admit it.
Elizabeth, come and meet Fourmyle of Ceres." "Fourmyle! I've been dying to meet
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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