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 shook Jis- bella's arm and jaunted to Times Square where masses of
jaunters on the gigantic stage stared in amazement at the huge man with the
white bandaged globe for a head. The stage was the size of two football fields.
He stood in the clumsy sack, his devil face staring, his hands clutched in
supplication, his devil mouth making motions. Foyle stared at the old man, took a
step toward him, and then stopped, fists clenched, throat working as fury arose
The apparition was so appalling that the crew stopped dead and stared. A howl
went up from the crowd on the Stairs at the dreadful spectacle. "The Burning Man!
Look! The Burning Man!" "But that's Foyle," Y'ang-Yeovil whispered.
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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