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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"One lead shot to hell. Just when he was opening up. What a damned break." He
took a deep breath and drew calm about him like an iron cloak. The tattooing
disappeared from his face. He adjusted his watch for 120 degrees east longitude.
Alfred Bester Alex Eisenstein, Phyllis Eisenstein. He took his daughter's arm and
led her up the stairs, savagely protective of his ice-pure princess. "Blood and
money," Presteign murmured. "What,Father?" "I was thinking of a family vice,
You were half dead, but they took you aboard and patched you up. They put you
into a spacesuit and cast you adrift with your micro-wave on. You were
broadcasting distress signals and mumbling for help on every wave band. The
idea was ...
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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