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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The ignition held in the chamber and the lone aft jet slammed out flame with a
soundless vibration that shook the ship. The off-center thrust of the jet twisted the
Nomad into a slow spin. The torque imparted a slight gravity. Weight returned.
Quatt shook. The uniformed men were swarming all over the building, shouting: "
Foyle! Foyle! Foyle! Foyle!" Baker disappeared with a pop. The attendants
jaunted too, deserting the trolley on which Foyle waved his arms and legs feebly,
He took her by the hair and shook her, then hurled her through the crater in the
living room floor. His search for a clue to Robin's fate was interrupted by the mob
from the hall. They carried torches and makeshift weapons. The Jack-jaunters ...
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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