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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"My rutting season's over, Miss Wednesbury." "I'm sorry you heard that. I'm
terrified, naturally. I — You know me?" "I know you." "We've met before?" She
scrutinized him closely, but still without recognition. Deep down inside Foyle
there was a ...
How nice of you to come and see me, Miss Wednesbury. You've saved me a long
hard search." "6-But I don 't understand. What were you doing on the Spanish
Stairs? Why were you hunting — ?" Y'ang-Yeovil saw that her lips weren't moving
He — " "You sound as though you've been badly tricked recently, Miss
Wednesbury . . . Badly burned." "I have. God, I have. By myself, mostly. I'm a fool.
A hateful fool." "Never a fool, Miss Wednesbury, and never hateful. I don't know
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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