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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ignored his enemies and examined the perpetual beam carved in the robot face
of the bartender, the classic Irish grin. "Thank you,' Foyle said. "My pleasure, sir,"
the robot replied and awaited its next cue. "Nice day," Foyle remarked. "Always a
But I'm not a robot. I'm a freak of the universe ... a thinking animal . . . and I'm
trying to see my way clear through this morass. Am I to turn PyrE over to the world
and let it destroy itself? Am I to teach the world how to space-jaunte and let us ...
He looked at the beaming grin engraved in the steel robot face. "But society can
be so stupid. So confused. You've witnessed this conference." "Yes, sir, but you
must teach, not dictate. You must teach society." "To space-jaunte? Why?
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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