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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Men are in the north quadrant of Gouffre Martel. Women are in the south. I'm
South-900. Where are you?" "North- 111." "You're a quarter of a mile away. How
can we — Of course! It's the Whisper Line. I always thought that was a legend, but
From the underworld, Jisbella had inherited a mass of information about Gouffre
Martel. No one had ever jaunted out of the cavern hospitals, but for decades the
underworld had been collecting and collating information about them. It was from
They arose shakily, straddling their legs and worked their way across the ice that
had been forming in the Gouffre Martel abyss for millenia. They climbed into a
forest of stone saplings that were stalagmites and stalactites thrusting up from the
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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