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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Her hair was white silk, her skin was white satin, her nails, her lips, and her eyes
were coral. She was beautiful and blind in a wonderful way, for she could see in
the infrared only, from 7,500 angstroms to one millimeter wavelengths. She saw ...
She was a Snow Maiden, an Ice Princess with coral eyes and coral lips,
imperious, mysterious, unattainable. Foyle looked at her once and lowered his
eyes in confusion before the blind gaze that could only see him as
electromagnetic waves ...
I went beyond simplicity. I turned myself into a thinking creature. I look through
your blind eyes, my love whom I loathe, and I see myself. The tiger's gone." "
There's no place for the tiger to go. You're trapped, Gully; by Dagenham,
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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