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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Foyle smiled mirthlessly and paid. "I was, signore." "I want to know about a ship
you passed out near the asteroid belt. The wreck of the Nomad. You passed her
on September 16. Nomad signalled for help and Vorga passed her by. Who gave
Four- myle asked with detached curiosity. The death's head smiled. "And I
thought I was famous. Radiation poisoning. I'm hot. Time was when they said '
Hotter than a pistol.' Now they say 'Hotter than Dagenham." The deadly eyes
She made no move, just stood and smiled at him in furious triumph. He
straightened. "By God, I won 'tgo down whining." Without haste, Foyle sauntered
out of the corridor, took Jisbella's arm and led her back to the reception hall. He
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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