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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They entered a pit, entered Foyle's yawl and uncorked. Foyle took a bottle and a
sting ampule from a cabinet. He poured a drink and handed it to Kempsey. He
hefted the ampule in his palm, smiling. Kempsey drank the whiskey, still dazed,
He strapped himself into the pilot chair, ignited the yawl's jets, and slammed into
full acceleration. "Lindsey Joyce, Skoptsy Colony, Mars," he thought as he was
thrust back deep into the pneumatic chair. "A Skoptsy . . . Without senses, without
"Commando Brigade's reported," she said. "We know what happened to Foyle." "
What?" "Presteign 's got him." "What!" Both Dagenham and Y'ang- Yeovil started
to their feet. "He left Mars in a private yawl, was shot up, 2 l 5 THE STARS NY ...
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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