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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A devil-face peered at him from the highlights reflected in Dr. Regan's spectacles
... a hideous tiger mask with N(!>MAD blazoned across the distorted brow. Foyle
stood up. "Liars!" he growled. "It's real, me. This here is phoney. What happened
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 .
He tried on the shroud of her revelation and it fit, clung tighter than the tiger mask
tattooed on his face. "'Remorseless,'" he said. "'Lecherous, treacherous, kindless
villain.' It's true. I'm no better than you. Worse. But before God I never murdered ...
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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