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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He was answered outrageously. Nevertheless he grinned and handed the man a
Qi 100 note. "Kempsey?" he asked another. He was insulted. He paid again and
continued his saunter down the barracks distributing Qi 100 notes in calm ...
Kempsey was cowering in the corner of a shower, face pressed to the wall,
moaning in a dull rhythm that showed he had been at it for hours. "Kempsey?"
The moaning answered him. "What's a matter, you?" "Clothes," Kempsey wept. "
"We can always surrender," Presteign answered. "No," Y'ang- Yeovil said. "That's
already been discussed and discarded at HQ. We know the post-victory plans of
the Outer Satellites. They involve total exploitation of the Inner Planets. We're to ...
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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