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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and "Oh ..." in a heart-rending descending note. He sank into his abyss, listening
to her. "There is a way out," his angel murmured in his ear, sweetly, comforting.
Her voice was soft and warm, yet it burned with anger. It was the voice of a
Jisbella's voice came cold and competent over the earphones. "You're backing
too fast. And incidentally, trouble's arrived." He braked with the rear jets, looking
down in alarm. The surface of the asteroid was covered with a swarm of hornets.
"I must find out who she is," he added dreamily. "If she's been regeared too, it'll be
real interesting, Yeo," a bland voice, markedly devoid of implication, said. "Boy
Meets Commando." Y'ang- Yeovil flushed. "All right," he blurted. "I'm transparent.
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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.
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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