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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He thought. He went aft to the kitchen and dismantled the stove. He reconnected
the fuel tanks to the original jet combustion chambers. Moira followed him
curiously. "What are you doing, Nomad?" "Got to get out of here, girl," Foyle
"Go, girl! Go!" "We can't leave Foyle!" Jisbella cried. "Wake up, girl! Go!" "We can't
run out on him." Jisbella seized the trolley and ran it down the corridor. Quatt
pounded alongside her. The roaring in the hospital grew louder: "Foyle! Foyle!
He awoke from reverie to trance and drifted out of the locker, passing Moira with
blind eyes, brushing past the awed girl who stepped aside and sank to her knees
. He wandered through the empty passages and returned to the womb of the ...
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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