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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"Would have had to scuttle you anyway." "Who gave the order?" "Captain." "
Name?" "Joyce. Lindsey Joyce." "Address?" "Skoptsy Colony, Mars." "What!"
Foyle was thunderstruck. "He's a Skoptsy? You mean after hunting him for a year,
I can't ...
tortured man on the table, equally tortured himself by frustration. "A Skoptsy! The
one thing I never figured on . . . After preparing that port stateroom for him . . .
What am I going to do? What, in God's name, am I going to do?" he roared in fury,
ALERT COMMANDO BRIGADE. INFORM CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE. URGENT!
URGENT! URGENT! The ancient Skoptsy sect of White Russia, believing that sex
was the root of all evil, practiced an atrocious self-castration to extirpate the root ...
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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