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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With the sun on his right and the stars on his left, Foyle shot aft toward the galley
storeroom. Halfway down the ... Foyle turned into the galley storeroom and began
looting with the methodical speed of five months' habit. Most of the bottled ...
I've outfaced them both. "You look happier, Dagenham." Instantly he realized the
slip. Dagenham picked it up in a flash. "Happier than when? Where did we meet
before?" "Not happier than when; happier than me." Foyle turned to Presteign.
"Awful day," Foyle said. "Always a lovely day somewhere, sir," the robot
responded. "Day," Foyle said. "Always a lovely day somewhere, sir," the robot
said. Foyle turned to the others. "That's me," he said, motioning to the robot. "
That's all of us.
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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