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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"And I don't want Foyle in your zoo. Can you get the muck off his face? Clean it up
? He says they were stymied at General Hospital." "They haven't had my
experience, dear. Hmm. I seem to remember reading something once . . .
He helped me; now I'm helping him." Baker smiled cynically. "Then let's help him
by giving him a brand new face." "No." "I thought so. You want his face cleaned
up because you're interested in his face." "Damn you, Baker, will you do the job
He stood in the clumsy sack, his devil face staring, his hands clutched in
supplication, his devil mouth making motions. Foyle stared at the old man, took a
step toward him, and then stopped, fists clenched, throat working as fury arose
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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