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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"They're trying, Miss Robin, but they don't know how yet. It's called 'tattooing' and
it's sort of forgotten, is all." "Then how did Mr. Foyle acquire his face?" "Nobody
knows, Miss Robin. He's up in cerebral because he's lost his mind, him.
The apartment itself was a four-room flat, heavily insulated to protect neighbors
from Robin's telesending. It was crammed with books, ... "But you ain't gonna tell
nobody in the hospital about me, Miss Robin. Nobody." "Let go of me!" Robin ...
Heard of him, Miss Robin? Presteign's the biggest man on Terra, is all. But he
won't stop me. I'll kill Vorga filthy. And you won't stop me neither, Miss Robin."
Foyle thrust his face close to hers. "Because I cover myself, Miss Robin. I cover
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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