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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"Twenty million," Foyle whispered. "Give or take a few thousand. The ship was
insured, but that just means that the underwriters, Bo'ness and Uig, get the
salvage rights and they're even tougher than Presteign. However, there'll be a
He no longer whispered in Sanitation. His mind came adrift and he began to
wander. He imagined he was back aboard Nomad, reliving his fight for survival.
Then he lost even this feeble grasp on illusion and began to sink deeper and
How can we — Of course! It's the Whisper Line. I always thought that was a
legend, but it's true. It's working now." "Here I go, me," Foyle whispered. "Blue
Jaunte." "Foyle, listen to me. Forget the Blue Jaunte. Don't throw this away. It's a
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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