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 ...
It was staffed and guarded by his famous Jaunte-Watch, all in clan livery.
Presteign walked with the stately gait of a chieftain as they piped him to his office.
Indeed he was grander than a chieftain, as an importunate government official
"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
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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