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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"Maybe there's gonna be somebody standing where I arrive. Then there'll be a
hell of a real bang, m'am. Excuse me." "Now I've explained that a hundred times.
Experts have gauged every jaunte stage in the world to accommodate peak traffic
There were fleeting dreams. An angel hummed to him once. Another time she
sang quietly. Thrice he heard her speak: "Oh God . . ." and "God damn!" and "Oh ..
." in a heart-rending descending note. He sank into his abyss, listening to her.
Flowering Monstrosity. Tell me what you see." "There's nothing much," he
answered, looking around and wincing. "There's light all over the horizon. Quick
clouds of it. Above, there's a ... a sort of sparkling effect. Like Christmas lights
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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