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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In the homes of the wealthy, the rooms of the female members were blind, without
windows or doors, open only to the jaunting of intimate members of the family.
Thus was morality maintained and chastity defended. But since Olivia Presteign ...
Foyle looked at her once and lowered his eyes in confusion before the blind gaze
that could only see him as electromagnetic waves and infrared light. His heart
began to beat faster. "Don 't be a fool!" he thought desperately. "Control yourself.
Do you know what it's like to be blind ... to receive life secondhand? To be
dependent, begging, crippled? 'Bring them down to your level,' I told my secret
life. 'If you're blind make them blinder. If you're helpless, cripple them. Pay them
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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