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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Sheffield suggested. "A new face?" "Not possible. Baker's good, but he can't do a
plastic that quick. It was minor surgery. Foyle was on his feet with his head
bandaged." "The tattoo," Presteign said. Dagenham nodded and the smile left his
The old tattooing had returned to his face, blood red against the pallor of the skin,
scarlet instead of black, truly a tiger mask in color as well as design. "Gully!" she
cried. 'My God! Your face!" Foyle ignored her and stood glaring at Jdseph while ...
He saw the old tattoo marks flaming blood-red under the skin, turning his face
into a scarlet and white tiger mask. He was so chilled by the appalling spectacle
that his rage died at once, and simultaneously the mask disappeared. "My God .
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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