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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On three planets and eight satellites, social, legal, and economic structures
crashed while the new customs and laws ... A cruel and vicious war broke out
between the Inner Planets — Venus, Terra, and Mars — and the Outer Satellites .
.. a war ...
Time was when Dagenham was one of the Inner Planets' research wizards, a
physicist with inspired intuition, total recall, and a sixth-order computer for a brain.
But there was an accident at Ty- cho Sands, and the fission blast that should
"But I'm not going to do it that way. I'm going to tell you the truth because I want to
turn you into a partner. Your mother's in the Inner Planets. She's in the Inner
Planets," he repeated. "She may be on Terra." "Safe?" she whispered. "I don't
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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