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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"Be seated, Captain Yeovil," he said courteously. "This is Mr. Regis Sheffield,
representing me in this matter. That young man is Mr. Sheffield's assistant." "
Bunny's my portable law library," Sheffield grunted. Presteign touched a control.
The still ...
"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