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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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
Alfred Bester Alex Eisenstein, Phyllis Eisenstein. TO TRUNAN N. TALLEY PART
1 Tiger! Tiger! burning bright In the forests of.
"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