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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"Where is Nomad? where have you left Nomad? what happened to Nomad?
where is Nomad?" "Vorga," Foyle ... But Foyle was back aboard Nomad in his
lightless, airless coffin, floating comfortably between deck and roof. He curled into
Wreck of the Nomad. She signalled for help and you passed her by. Yes?" "Yes."
"Why?" "Christ! Oh Christ help me!" "Why?" "Oh Jesus!" "I was aboard Nomad,
Kempsey. Why did you leave me to rot?" "Sweet Jesus help me! Christ, deliver
You were half dead, but they took you aboard and patched you up. They put you
into ... the final irony? Nomad didn't have any right to be rescued in the first place
... And the next thing we learned . . . you got back aboard Nomad." "Impossible.
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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