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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Then Foyle realized he was staring at a spaceship, stern rockets flaring as it
accelerated on a sunward course which must pass him. "No," he muttered. "No,
man. No." He was continually suffering from hallucinations. He turned to resume
Neural circuits buzzed and every sense and response in his body was
accelerated by a factor of five. The effect was an instantaneous reduction of the
external world to extreme slow motion. Sound became a deep garble. Color
shifted down ...
Foyle accelerated, blurred to the body, picked it up in mid-fall and carried it aft to
the starboard stateroom. ... delicate operation he had learned by hypno-training
that morning ... an operation made possible only by his five-to-one acceleration.
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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.
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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