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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"Now these are the defenses protecting Sigurd Magsman," Foyle chanted,
halfway between hysteria and litany. "Firstly, the Solar System; secondly, martial
law; thirdly, Dagenham-Presteign & Co.; fourthly, the fortress itself; fifthly, the
"Hello, Sigurd," Foyle said. The child began to cry. "Crybaby! What are you afraid
of? I'm not going to hurt you." "You're a bad man with a bad face." "I'm your friend,
Sigurd." "No, you 're not. You want me to do b-bad things." "I'm your friend.
ing to pierce the wombgloom. It was midnight above ground. It was permanent
midnight down in the catacombs. Sigurd Mags- man was broadcasting terror and
anguish with such a telepathic bray that Foyle was forced to shake the child
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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