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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"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 ...
"Friends, Romans, Countrymen," Fourmyle began earnestly. "Lend me your ears,
Shakespeare. 1564-1616. Damn!" Four white doves shook themselves out of
Fourmyle's sleeves and fluttered away. He regarded them with astonishment,
Y'ang- Yeovil and Dagenham began to speak. Foyle silenced them. "One button
at a time, gentlemen. Presteign is trying to make me jump at present." He turned
to Presteign. "Press harder, blood and money, or find another button. Who are ...
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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