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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Halfway down the corridor he passed a door frame still standing foursquare
between deck and roof. The leaf still hung on its hinges, half-open, a door to
nowhere. Behind it was all space and the steady stars. As Foyle passed the door
he had ...
Foyle slipped and crashed through the blackness searching for the door through
which the medical officers entered. "Can't find the door, Jiz. Door from the clinic. I
— " "Shh!" "But—" "Be quiet, Gully." A soapy hand found his mouth and clamped ...
Foyle opened a door at a venture. He and Robin had a glimpse of a long hospital
ward. Foyle grunted in disgust. "A Snow Joint. Might have known he'd be running
a dive for hopheads too." This den catered to Disease Collectors, the most ...
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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