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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From the hull of the Nomad shot a sunlet that burst and hung, flooding miles of
space with harsh white light. "Come on, baby you," Foyle crooned. "Hurry up,
man. Come on, baby baby you." Like a ghost torpedo, the stranger slid into the ...
Flowering Monstrosity. Tell me what you see." "There's nothing much," he
answered, looking around and wincing. "There's light all over the horizon. Quick
clouds of it. Above, there's a ... a sort of sparkling effect. Like Christmas lights
Colored lights and cacophonies whirled around Foyle. He gasped and staggered
. "Blue jaunte," he ... There was bright light above him, and for a moment he
imagined that dawn had come already. Then he realized that the cloister was ...
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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