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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There was a Sears-Roebuck, a Gillette, young Sidney Kodak who would one day
be Kodak of Kodak, a Houbi- gant, Buick of Buick, and R. H. Macy XVI, head of
the powerful Saks-Gimbel clan. Presteign paid his respects to his daughter and ...
"No associate of the Presteign clan may take the name of the Divinity in vain. You
forget yourself." "UNKNOWN NOW APPROACHING C FOR CHARLEY FIVE.
NOW APPROACHING C FOR CHARLEY FIVE." Black Rod touched Presteign's
Early in the morning a lawyer, wearing the stovepipe hat of a legal clan,
appeared with a list of camp sites in his hand and a small fortune in his pocket.
He settled on a four-acre meadow facing Lake Michigan and rented it for an
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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