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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It was an age of freaks, monsters, and grotesques. All the world was misshapen
in marvelous and malevolent ways. The Classicists and Romantics who hated it
were unaware of the potential greatness of the twenty-fifth century. They were ...
The temporal freaks seemed to fill the ward with shrieking streaks. The ward
doors burst open. A dozen bolts from pneumatic guns whined through the ward,
dropping the temporal patients in their gyrations. Quatt was slammed back
against a ...
"Freak men." "You're all freaks, sir. But you always have been freaks. Life is a
freak. That's its hope and glory." "Thank you very much." "My pleasure, sir." "You'
ve saved the day." "Always a lovely day somewhere, sir," the robot beamed. Then
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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