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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Foyle was in agony of suspense. "D'you think Baker did the job?" he asked. No
answer. "Could he have missed anywhere?" The stripping continued. "It stopped
hurting two days ago." No answer. "For God's sake, Jiz! Is it still war between us?
Foyle stared at the old man, took a step toward him, and then stopped, fists
clenched, throat working as fury arose within him. And Jisbella, looking at Foyle,
cried out in horror. The old tattooing had returned to his face, blood red against
Foyle discovered this when he entered Barrack 3. He was met by an appalling
spectacle. There were two ... A roar challenged Foyle's appearance, but he was
equipped to handle this situation. He spoke to the first hairy face thrust into his ...
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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