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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Captain Peter Y'ang- Yeovil of Central Intelligence was a lineal descendant of the
learned Mencius and belonged to the Intelligence Tong of the Inner Planets
Armed Forces. For two hundred years the IPAF had entrusted its intelligence
"We are reaffirming a three-thousand-year blood feud," Y'ang-Yeovil explained to
Presteign, who looked sufficiently unsettled by the conversation and the laughter
which he did not understand. He tried a direct thrust. "When will you be finished ...
"It's a long shot," Y'ang-Yeovil had said, "But Gully Foyle, AS- 128/ 127:006, did
make that lunatic attempt to blow up Vorga. And twenty pounds of PyrE is worth a
long shot." Now he waddled up the stairs toward the man in the Renaissance ...
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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