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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'Still diggin' Kempsey," Foyle said gently. "Diggin' hard, man. You better ringer
him, man, or you're gone, is all." "Washroom!" the hairless man howled. "Holed
up. Washroom." "Now you broke me," Foyle said. He dumped the rest of his
At the main-office airlock, Foyle got Kempsey and himself corked in suits and
then led him out to the rocket field where a score of anti-grav beams pointed their
pale fingers upward from pits to the gibbous earth hanging in the night sky.
Blood gurgled through the pump and Kempsey's body. After five minutes, Foyle
removed the oxygen mask. The respiration reflex continued. Kempsey was
without a heart, yet alive. Foyle sat down alongside the operating table and
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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