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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Sheffield hammered a heavy forefinger against his palm. "This is a civilian matter
concerning civilians. Unless war material, war personnel, or the strategy and
tactics of a war-in- being are involved, civilian jurisdiction shall always prevail.
A criminal never surrenders while he's ahead. You're obviously ahead. What's
the reason?" "The most damnable thing that ever happened to a man. I picked up
a rare disease called conscience." Sheffield snorted. "That can often turn fatal.
Sheffield plunged into the first he saw. It was Fourmyle's traveling library, filled
with hundreds of books and thousands of glittering novel-beads. The Jack-
jaunters were not interested in literature. Sheffield threw Foyle down on the floor.
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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