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 leaped forward, shouted: "Jiz!" and staggered over the edge of a precipice.
He fell and struck the water flat with a stunning impact. The icy river enclosed him
, and he could not tell where the surface was. He struggled, suffocated, felt the ...
"We can't get to him," Dagenham shouted, "but he can get out." "How? He can't
jaunte, obviously, or he wouldn't be there." "No, he can climb. Look. He goes left,
then up, reverses, makes a turn along that beam, slides under it and pushes ...
It was lunch hour in Nome, and the lumberjacks jaunting down from the sawmills
for their beefsteak and beer were startled by the tiger-faced man who hurled a
one pound slug of iodine colored alloy into their midst and shouted in the gutter ...
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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