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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If earthquake shattered a warehouse, they were jacking it the following night. If
fire opened a house or explosion split the defenses of a shop, they jaunted in and
scavenged. They called themselves Jack-jaunters. They were jackals.
The Jack-jaunters were not professional killers. They only worried defenseless
prey to death. "Don't bother me," Foyle warned quietly, ferreting intently through
closets and under overturned furniture. They edged closer, goaded by a ruffian in
Alfred Bester Alex Eisenstein, Phyllis Eisenstein. burned him. Foyle accelerated
again and the Jack-jaunters were transformed into living statues. Foyle picked up
half a chair and calmly clubbed the slow-motion figures. They remained upright.
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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