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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But on closer approach, the pennies enlarged into the hundred-foot mouths of
black pits dug deep into the bowels of the earth. Each circular mouth was rimmed
with concrete buildings, offices, check rooms, canteens, changing rooms.
construction pits of the shipyards. Spaceships, like sailing vessels, were never
designed to support their own weight unaided against the drag of gravity. Normal
terran gravity would crack the spine of a spaceship like an eggshell. The ships ...
Below he could see workmen in white jumpers swarming out of the pits to watch
the excitement. Guards were appearing as they jaunted from distant sectors
toward the focal point of the action. "UNKNOWN MOVING SOUTH TOWARD B
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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