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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the Romantics cried, unaware that the frontier of the mind had opened in a
laboratory on Callisto at the turn of the twenty-fourth century. A researcher named
Jaunte set fire to his bench and himself (accidentally) and let out a yell for help
Nobody knew anything or nobody would talk. And I found this." Foyle took a silver
locket from his pocket and handed it to Robin. "It was pawned by some
spaceman off the Vorga. That's all I could find out." Robin uttered a cry and
opened the ...
Before the shock could seethe into his face, Foyle turned, ran six steps to the first
door he saw, opened it and darted through. The door slammed behind him. He
was in a short blind corridor. There was a click, a pause, and then a canned voice
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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