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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The robots were suddenly capering in lunatic fashion as Dagenham's hard
radiation penetrated their electronic systems. "No matter, I'll be on my way." "
Foyle?" Presteign asked. "Nothing yet." Dagenham grinned his death's-head
he asked. No answer. "Could he have missed anywhere?" The stripping
continued. "It stopped hurting two days ago." No answer. "For God's sake, Jiz! Is it
still war between us?" Jisbella's hands stopped. She looked at Foyle's bandaged
he asked quietly. 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 ...
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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