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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One morning, on the return from Sanitation, he was stopped as he was about to
step back into his cell. "Stay in line, Foyle." "This is North- 1 1 1. 1 know where to
get off by now." "Keep moving." "But — " He was terrified. "You're changing me?
No answer. "Could he have missed anywhere?" The stripping continued. "It
stopped hurting two days ago." No answer. "For God's sake, Jiz! Is it still war
between us?" Jisbella's hands stopped. She looked at Foyle's bandaged face
The music never stopped. The vaudeville never ceased. Inside his tent, Fourmyle
changed his clothes, changed his mind, changed again, undressed again, kicked
his valets, and called for his tailor in a bastard tongue of French, Mayfair, and ...
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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