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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Presteign entered the crenelated keep at 99 Wall Street that was Castle
Presteign. It was staffed and guarded by his famous Jaunte-Watch, all in clan
livery. Presteign walked with the stately gait of a chieftain as they piped him to his
After six months of surgery and psycho-conditioning, he was identical with the
other 496 Mr. Prestos and to the idealized portrait of Mr. Presto which hung
behind Presteign's dais ... a kindly, honest man resembling Abraham Lincoln, a
"Most respectfully I singe your snaggle teeth." Bunny laughed. "Come, sirs,"
Presteign protested. "We are reaffirming a three-thousand-year blood feud," Y'
ang-Yeovil explained to Presteign, who looked sufficiently unsettled by the
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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