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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Sgt. Logan, d'you suppose I've let a thought about Mr. Foyle slip and hurt his
feelings?" The little man with the platinum skull considered. "No, m'am. You
wouldn't hurt nobody's feelings, you. And Foyle ain't got none to hurt, him. He's
just a big, ...
She doesn't want to be hurt. Listen to her." Foyle trembled. "She's telling us who
gave the order. Can't you hear? Listen with your eyes." The Burning Man pointed
a talon finger at the writhing Skoptsy. "She says Olivia." "What!" "She says Olivia.
The writhing Skoptsy's motion was still screaming, beseeching: "DON'T HURT
ME. DON'T HURT ME." The Burning Man laughed again. "Listen to her. She's
screaming. Begging. She doesn't want to die. She doesn't want to be hurt. Listen
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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