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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For the past month they had been memorizing jaunte stages at street
intersections, chanting: "L-E-S, m'am. Location. Elevation. Situation." She was a
tall, lovely Negro girl, brilliant and cultivated, but handicapped by the fact that she
was a ...
the public jaunte stages. Later they would memorize the local stops at street
intersections. As their horizons expanded (and their powers returned) they would
memorize jaunte stages in widening circles, limited as much by income as ability;
Experts have gauged every jaunte stage in the world to accommodate peak traffic
. That's why private jaunte stages are small, and the Times Square stage is two
hundred yards wide. It's all been worked out mathematically and there isn't one ...
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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