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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He'd teleported again. The experts examined and questioned him. They studied
graphs and X-rays, neural patterns and body chemistry. They began to get an
inkling of how Jaunte had teleported. On the technical grapevine (this had to be ...
Thompson: Anyone who's observed an infant learning to use its eyes, would.
reporter: But what is teleportation? Thompson: The transportation of oneself from
one locality to another by an effort of the mind alone. reporter: You mean we can
Where the Tigroid Substance does not appear, jaunting is impossible.
Teleportation is a Tigroid Function. (Applause) Any man was capable of jaunting
provided he developed two faculties, visualization and concentration. He had to
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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