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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Alfred Bester Alex Eisenstein, Phyllis Eisenstein. transmitted to the shops where
the work was accomplished by remote control. After one short hour of this relief
came the darkness and silence again. But every so often . . . once or twice a
They climbed through the observation window back into the pens. They searched
through the darkness for the lifts by which soiled uniforms were removed and
fresh uniforms issued. And in the darkness the automatic hands again soaped, ...
They blundered forward in the darkness. Foyle tore the useless set of goggles
from his eyes. They crashed against ledges, corners, low ceilings; they fell down
slopes and steep steps. They climbed over a razor-back ridge to a level plain and
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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