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 had to visualize, completely and precisely, the spot to which he desired to
teleport himself; and he had to concentrate the latent energy of his mind into a
single thrust to get him there. Above all, he had to have faith . . . the faith that
Hi-Thrust fuel remaining in the tanks and one of the four tail jets was still in
operative condition. Foyle found the engine room manuals and studied them. He
repaired the connection between fuel tanks and the one jet chamber. The tanks
The heat touched off the Hi-Thrust which burst in a needle flame from the petcock
. Foyle closed the petcock with a wrench. The ignition held in the chamber and
the lone aft jet slammed out flame with a soundless vibration that shook the ship.
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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