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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Before Sheffield could answer, there was a discreet tap on the door of the Star
Chamber and Saul Dagenham was ushered in. Time was when Dagenham was
one of the Inner Planets' research wizards, a physicist with inspired intuition, total
"The coordinates of the Star Chamber are no longer secret. They must be
changed within twenty-four hours. And now, Mr. Dagenham . . ." "One minute,"
Dagenham said. "There's that Admiralty order." Without apology or explanation
Dagenham asked Presteign scornfully. "Can nothing touch you? Are you all
property and nothing else? Go away, Jiz! The whole thing's fallen apart." Jisbella
had jaunted into the Star Chamber again. "Commando Brigade's reported," she
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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