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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"No time to open the safe and transport the bullion." "If it's there." "Dagenham's
here, isn't he? That's proof it's there. We'll have to cut the whole safe out of the
Nomad and get it into the Weekender. Then we blast." "But—" "Just listen to me
direction, attacked the safe. It was built into the structural steel of the hull, a
massive steel ball some four feet in diameter. It was welded to the strakes and
ribs of the Nomad at twelve different spots. Foyle attacked each weld in turn with
"No, we bring the ship to the safe." "What?" "Blast the safe straight out into space.
Then bring the ship around and let the safe sail right into the main hatch. Like
catching a ball in your hat. See?" He saw. "By God, Jiz, we can do it." Foyle
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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