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 heard Jisbella answer, her voice faint and muffled by the roaring torrent. He
swam with the current, trying to overtake her. He shouted and heard her
answering voice growing fainter and fainter. The roaring grew louder, and
abruptly he was ...
The tail jets roared. The Weekender shook and shuddered forward. It broke free
of Dagenham's boarders, of Jisbella, of warnings and pleas. It pressed Foyle
back into the pilot's chair with the blackout of 10G acceleration, an acceleration
"No," Foyle roared. "Let them hear this. Let them hear everything." "You're insane,
man. You've handed a loaded gun to children." "Stop treating them like children
and they'll stop behaving like children. Who the hell are you to play monitor?
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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