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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There may, for instance, be nothing in Alfred Bester's Tiger! Tiger! (1956 U.K.;
republished in the U.S. under the original 1956 Galaxy magazine title, The Stars
My Destination, in 1957) that radically transgresses any of the speculative
Tiger! Tiger! It's a title I prefer to the rather more upbeat The Stars My Destination.
It is a title of warning, of admiration. God, we are reminded in Blake's poem,
created the tiger too. The God who made the lamb also made the carnivores that
"I've been a tiger all my life. I trained myself . . . educated myself . . . pulled myself
up by my stripes to make me a stronger tiger with a longer claw and a sharper
tooth . . . quick and deadly. ..." "And you are. You are. The deadliest." "No. I'm not.
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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