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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"Nomad was transporting platinum bullion to Mars Bank. Every so often, banks
have to adjust accounts. Normally, enough trade goes on between planets so
that accounts can be balanced on paper. The war's disrupted normal trade, and
PRIORITY! URGENT! DANGEROUS! After two centuries of colonization, the air
struggle on Mars was still so critical that the V-L Law, the Vegetative-Lynch Law,
was still in effect. It was a killing offense to endanger or destroy any plant vital ...
any plant vital to the transformation of Mars' carbon dioxide atmosphere into an
oxygen atmosphere. Even blades of grass were sacred. There was no need to
erect KEEP OFF THE GRASS neons. The man who wandered off a path onto a ...
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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