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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This isn't a natural cave wall. It's made. Brick and stone. Feel." Jisbella felt the
wall. "So?" "Means this passage don't end here. Goes on. They blocked it off. Out
of the way." He shoved Jisbella up the passage, ground his hands into the floor to
The whirling current entangled him with a cold body bracing itself against a
smooth rock wall. "Jiz!" "Gully! Thank God!" They clung together for a moment
while the water tore at them. "Gully . . ." Jisbella coughed. "It goes through here.
A dozen bolts from pneumatic guns whined through the ward, dropping the
temporal patients in their gyrations. Quatt was slammed back against a wall,
dropping Foyle. A black and blue bruise appeared on his temple. "Get to hell out
of here," ...
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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