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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damned fool. I got us trapped into this no-jaunte jam, and we're licked." She didn't
answer. "So much for brainwork. Hell of an education you gave me." He hesitated
. "You think we ought to try backtracking to the hospital?" "We'll never make it.
Never took my head out of the hypno-oven. Kleinmann on Prestidigitation." "No,
no, no!" the hairy man bawled. "How many times must I tell you? Prestidigitation
is not sbeechmaking. Is magic. Dumb- kopf! You haff the wrong hypnosis taken!
"Never a fool, Miss Wednesbury, and never hateful. I don't know what's happened
to shatter your opinion of yourself, but I hope to restore it. So . . . you've been
deceived, have you? By yourself, mostly? We all do that. But you've been helped
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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