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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stereotype Common Man — but now he was adrift in space for one hundred and
seventy days, and the key to his awakening was in the lock. Presently it would
turn and open the door to holocaust. 00 The spaceship Nomad drifted halfway ...
"Certainly not. You know my slogan: Not one cent for entropy. Do I hear a
hundred credits for this expensive and lovely creature? One hundred, gentlemen
? She's all beauty and highly adaptable. Two? Thank you. Three and a half?
They were six hundred thousand miles from Nomad." "Six hundred thous — ?" "
Nomad was too far out of the shipping lanes. They wanted you to drift where
ships would pass. They took you six hundred thousand miles sunward and set
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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