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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"Your Mr. Presto!" Presteign exclaimed. "Oh yes. Didn't you know one of your five
hundred Prestos was an agent of ours? That's odd. We took it for granted you'd
find out and went ahead with a confusion operation." Presteign looked appalled.
Foyle exclaimed. "Me. I've got five minutes. Sit down. Chair behind you." Foyle felt
for the chair and sat down slowly. "Enjoying yourself?" Dagenham inquired. "
What do you want, Dagenham?" "There's been a change," Dagenham said dryly.
Foyle opened his mouth and exclaimed. The sound came out in burning star-
bubbles. Foyle took a step. "GRASH?" the motion blared. The Burning Man
jaunted. He was in the office of Dr. Sergei Orel in Shanghai. Foyle was again
before him, ...
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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