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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More than a century of jaunting had so mingled the many populations of the
world that racial types were disappearing. "Didn't expect to find you open for
business on New Year's Eve," Foyle said. "Our Russian New Year comes two
weeks later ...
Look! The Burning Man!" "But that's Foyle," Y'ang-Yeovil whispered. For perhaps
a quarter of a minute the apparition stood, silent, burning, staring with blind eyes.
Then it disappeared. The man spread-eagled on the ground disappeared too.
Then you disappeared." "Disappeared?" "You were gone. No more lights, no
more broadcast. They came back to check. You were gone without a trace. And
the next thing we learned . . . you got back aboard Nomad." "Impossible." "Man,
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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