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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"Smell this," he laughed. "Taste it. It's grass, Jiz. Earth and grass. We must be out
of Gouffre Martel." "What?" "It's night outside. Pitch-black. Overcast. We came out
of the caves and never knew it. We're out, Jiz! We made it." They leaped to their ...
he exclaimed. She laughed. He kissed her again and at last forced himself to
release her. She gasped for breath, then laughed again, her coral eyes blazing. "
It's over," she said. "It hasn't begun yet." "What d'you mean?" "The war between
Foyle laughed savagely. "I've ended the last star-chamber conference in the
world. I've blown the last secret wide open. No more secrets from now on. ... No
more telling the children what's best for them to know. ... Let 'em all grow up. It's
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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