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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I want to find out why they left me to die, and who gave the order. The man who
gave the order will know where your mother and sisters are. He'll tell you . . .
before I kill him. He'll have plenty of time. He'll be a long time dying." Robin
looked at ...
"Who gave the order to pass her by?" "Jesus, no! No! No!" "The records are all
gone from the Bo'ness & Uig files. Someone got to them before me. Who was that
? Who was aboard Vorga? Who shipped with you? I want officers and crew.
"IT WAS OLIVIA PRESTEIGN GAVE THE ORDER. OLIVIA PRESTEIGN. NOT ME.
DON'T HURT ME. OLIVIA PRESTEIGN." "She's telling who gave the order. Can't
you hear? Listen with your eyes. She says Olivia." WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?
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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