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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Ask Jiz." "Listen," Quatt said, "I'm going to teach you something. We do business
legitimate, see? We don't slash and scalp. We don't hold out. I know what's on
your mind. You got something juicy but you don't want to cut anybody else in on it
What am I going to do? What, in God's name, am I going to do?" he roared in fury,
the stigmata showing livid on his face. He was recalled by a desperate moan
from Kempsey. He returned to the table and bent over the dissected body.
I'm not going to hurt you." "You're a bad man with a bad face." "I'm your friend,
Sigurd." "No, you 're not. You want me to do b-bad things." "I'm your friend. Look, I
know all about those big hairy men who pretend to be you, but I won't tell.
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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