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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Kind they call a Saturn Weekender." "Why Saturn Weekender?" "Because a
weekend on Saturn would last ninety days. She can carry food and fuel for three
months." "Just right for me," Foyle muttered. He writhed and controlled himself. "
The flank of the Weekender cut off any view of the trajectory of the safe as it
approached him, but he could still see Jisbella and Dagenham's men. She
ignited her suit rocket ... he could see the tiny spurt of flame shoot out from her
back . . . and ...
As Jisbella disappeared from sight behind the flank of the Weekender, Foyle set
controls and prepared for top acceleration. "Foyle! Will you answer me? This is
Dagenham speaking." "To hell with you, Dagenham," Foyle shouted. "Give me
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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