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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"She says Olivia." "What!" "She says Olivia. Olivia Presteign. Olivia Presteign.
Olivia Presteign." The Burning Man vanished. The catacombs were dark again.
Colored lights and cacophonies whirled around Foyle. He gasped and staggered
"IT WAS OLIVIA PRESTEIGN GAVE THE ORDER. OLIVIA PRESTEIGN. NOT ME.
DON'T HURT ME. OLIVIA PRESTEIGN." "She's telling who gave the order. Can't
you hear? Listen with your eyes. She says Olivia." WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?
You'll give up Olivia, Presteign? To me, yes? Will you give her up to the law?
She's a killer." Presteign tried to rise, and then fell back in his chair. "There must
be forgiveness, Robin? Will you forgive Olivia Presteign? She murdered your
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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