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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He felt through the locker shelves and located a torn space - suit. It was the only
one aboard Nomad and Foyle no longer remembered where or how he had
found it. He had sealed the tear with emergency spray, but had no way of refilling
knowing whether it was full or already exhausted; whether he would fight it back
to his locker only to discover that it was empty and his life was ended. Once a
week he endured this game of space roulette. There was a roaring in his ears;
He awoke from reverie to trance and drifted out of the locker, passing Moira with
blind eyes, brushing past the awed girl who stepped aside and sank to her knees
. He wandered through the empty passages and returned to the womb of the ...
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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