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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The "O" in jdSEPH had a tiny arrow thrust up from the right shoulder, turning it
into the symbol of Mars, used by scientists to designate male sex. "We are The
Scientific People," Jdseph said. "I am Jdseph; these are my brethren." He
The "O" of each name had a tiny cross at the base. "Choose," Jdseph said. "The
Scientific People practice Natural Selection. Be scientific in your choice. Be
genetic." As Foyle fainted again, his arm slid off the litter and glanced against
She turned and fled to the interior of the asteroid, to the holy of holies in which
Jdseph reigned. "My husband has returned to us," Moira said. "Your husband?" "
The god-man who almost destroyed us." Jdseph's face darkened with anger.
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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