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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That unfortunate man leaped forward from the waiting crowd of petitioners as
Presteign passed. "Mr. Presteign," he began. "I'm from the Internal Revenue
Department, I must see you this morn — " Presteign cut him short with an icy stare
... the equipment was reduced to less than a hundred pounds. He lumped it into a
mass, roughly bound it together with cable, and started out of the store-cave.
Jdseph and his Scientific People were waiting for him, like fleas waiting for a wolf.
And what about that stuff lying around waiting for someone to think it into energy?
Suppose a Jack-jaunter gets in and cracks the safe, looking for goodies? And
then we don't just have dust waiting for an accidental thought, but twenty pounds.
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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