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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"You gave orders to make New York your permanent residence, Fourmyle." "Oh?
Did I? And?" "We bought St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fourmyle." "And where is that?" "
Old St. Patrick's, Fourmyle. On Fifth Avenue and what was formerly 50th Street.
WAY H R O O E U WAY H R O O E U WAY H R O 0 E U He flickered back to the
agony of Old St. Pat's and jaunted again. SJBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBS
SI ts § HE WAS ON THE BRAWLING SPANISH § ® STAIRS. HE WAS ON THE ...
"A long, long way from Old St. Pat's." "But where?" "/ can 't take the time to explain
, Gully. You 've only got a few moments here." "Why?" "Because you haven't
learned how to jaunte through space-time yet. You 've got to go back and learn.
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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