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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Ask Jiz." "Listen," Quatt said, "I'm going to teach you something. We do business
legitimate, see? We don't slash and scalp. We don't hold out. I know what's on
your mind. You got something juicy but you don't want to cut anybody else in on it
"Raid!' "Christ Jesus!" Quatt shook. The uniformed men were swarming all over
the building, shouting: "Foyle! Foyle! Foyle! Foyle!" Baker disappeared with a pop
. The attendants jaunted too, deserting the trolley on which Foyle waved his arms
It was Sam Quatt, attempting a desperate flight. He sailed out into space, arms
and legs flailing, trying to reach the up-thrusting anti-grav beam of the nearest pit
which might catch him in mid-flight and cushion his fall. His aim was perfect.
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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