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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"How have I offended you?" "Offended me? Now you're being ridiculous." "Lady
Olivia . . . (Christ! Can't I say anything right? Where's Robin?) Can we start again,
please?" "If you're trying to be gauche, Fourmyle, you're succeeding admirably.
The figure of Foyle was appearing, disappearing, and reappearing in rapid
succession, like a firefly caught in a flaming trap. "What's he doing now? What's
he trying to do? What's happening?" He was trying to escape. Like a trapped
firefly or ...
Presteign tried to rise, and then fell back in his chair. "There must be ... Y'ang-
Yeovil tried to protest. "The Outer ... I'm a freak of the universe ... a thinking animal
. . . and I'm trying to see my way clear through this morass. Am I to turn PyrE over
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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