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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"Changed a damned sight too much and a damned sight too fast. I don't like it.
What's happened to you?" "I've been going to night school." "You've had ten
months in this night school." "Ten months!" Foyle echoed in amazement. "That
Made us look like a pack of damned pikers." "You forget yourself, Harry,"
Presteign said coldly. "You know I permit no profanity in my home." "Sorry,
Presteign. Where's the circus now, Fourmyle?" "I don't know," Foyle said. "Just a
"And to your property?" Dagenham inquired with a deadly smile. "You and your
damned property. All of you and all of your damned property have put us in this
hole. The system's on the edge of total annihilation for the sake of your property.
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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.
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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