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 began to weep. He started to gather his possessions — a faceless clock
which he kept wound just to listen to the ticking, a lug wrench with a hand-shaped
handle which he would hold in lonely moments, an egg slicer upon whose wires
"Mr. Presteign," he began. "I'm from the Internal Revenue Department, I must see
you this morn — " Presteign cut him short with an icy stare. "There are thousands
of Presteigns," he pronounced. "All are addressed as Mister. But I am Presteign ...
A pool began to form. Dagen- ham and Y'ang- Yeovil sealed the face plates of
their armor and crawled through the break in the septum. After three minutes of
agonized struggling they realized that they could not get through the labyrinth 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