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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"Enjoying yourself?" Dagenham inquired. "What do you want, Dagenham?" "
There's been a change," Dagenham said dryly. "Last time we talked your
dialogue consisted entirely of 'Go to hell." "Go to hell, Dagenham, if it'll make you
feel any ...
"It's the road to hell," Jisbella said. "Then let's find it and get off the road. Here's
my idea, Yeovil. Foyle was tinkering with that hell brew in his lab in Old St. Pat's,
trying to analyze it." "I told you that in strict confidence," Jisbella said furiously.
Who the hell are you to play monitor?" "What are you talking about?" "Stop
treating them like children. Explain the loaded gun to them. Bring it all out into the
open." Foyle laughed savagely. "I've ended the last star-chamber conference in
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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