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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You can get out if you'll listen to me. Turn left and climb up. Then — Foyle!" "He's
not listening. Foyle! Gully Foyle! Can you hear us? "Send for Jiz. Maybe he'll
listen to her." "No, Robin. She'll telesend. He'll have^ to listen." "But will she do it?
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 to her." "IT WAS OLIVIA
PRESTEIGN GAVE THE ORDER. OLIVIA PRESTEIGN. NOT ME. DON'T HURT
I've been waiting to tell you how to save yourself from the fire, Gully. Will you
listen?" "I'm not dead?" "No." "I'll listen." "Your senses are all confused. It'll pass
soon, but I won 't give the directions in left and right or up and down. I'll tell you
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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