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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Foyle searched for a body. Two men and a woman were in the bed in the
bedroom. The men cursed. The woman shrieked at the apparition. The men
hurled themselves at Foyle. He backed a step and pressed his tongue against his
"Was there a body in here?" Foyle asked. "Negro girl. Very tall. Very beautiful."
The man writhed and attempted to gouge Foyle's eyes. "You keep track of bodies,
" Foyle said gently. "Some of you Jacks like dead girls better than live ones.
The looters and Jack-jaunters were already at work on the avenue, singly, in
swarms, furtive yet savage; jackals rending the body of a living but helpless
animal. They descended on Foyle. Anything was their prey tonight. "I'm not in the
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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