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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"Agreed. The matter?" "PyrE." "Spell it, please." "The name means nothing to you
?" "No." "Good. It will to Dagenham. PyrE. Capital P-y-r Capital E. Pronounced '
pyre' as in funeral pyre. Tell Dagenham we've located the PyrE. He's engaged to
"Name the war material." This blunt challenge knocked Y'ang-Yeovil off balance.
He knew that the crux of the Nomad situation was the presence on board the ship
of 20 pounds of PyrE, the total world supply, which was probably irreplaceable ...
"PyrE!" Foyle bellowed. His devil face glowed blood red. He was an appalling
sight. "PyrE. It's yours. Make them tell you what it is. Nome!" he called to his
pursuit as it arrived, and jaunted. It was lunch hour in Nome, and the lumberjacks
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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