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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For a moment Foyle's heart constricted; the ship was behaving so cautiously that
he feared she was an enemy vessel from the Outer Satellites. Then he saw the
famous red and blue emblem on her side, the trademark of the mighty industrial ...
"Sam, I want to rent your ship." "What for?" "Something hot." "Legitimate?" "No." "
Then it's not for me, son. I've lost my nerve. Jaunting the circuit with you, one step
ahead of the cops, showed me that. I've retired for keeps. All I want is peace.
"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.
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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