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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There was a roaring in his ears; the air in his spacesuit was rapidly going foul. He
yanked the massy cylinder toward the ballast hatch, ducked to let it sail over his
head, then thrust himself after it. He swung the tank through the hatch.
He could not remain conscious for more than a few more moments without
refilling his spacesuit. He gave the approaching spaceship one pleading look,
then shot down to the tool locker and pumped his suit full. He mounted to the
They corked up in their spacesuits, left the Weekender, and went sprawling
through the debris in the crater into the bleak bowels of the asteroid. It was like
squirming through the crawling tunnels of giant worm-holes. Foyle switched on
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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