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The Stars My Destination

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The Stars My Destination
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Alternative Title Tiger! Tiger!
Author Alfred Bester
Length Novel
wikipedia.org The Stars My Destination
Genre Science Fiction
Story Survey
Starting Genre science fiction
Starting Perspective 3rd
Starting Tense past tense
Starting Action Level 3.5 (out of 5)
Starting Hook Level 3.5 (out of 5)
Starting Tension Level 3.5 (out of 5)
Starting Genre Level 4 (out of 5)
Reviewer Fritz
First Paragraphs
: Part 1
Tiger! Tiger! burning bright
In the forests of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
-- Blake

This was a Golden Age, a time of high adventure, rich living, and hard dying . . . but nobody thought so. This was a future of fortune and theft, pillage and rapine, culture and vice . . . but nobody admitted it. This was an age of extremes, a fascinating century of freaks . . . but nobody loved it.

All the habitable worlds of the solar system were occupied. three planets and eight satellites and eleven million million people swarmed in one of the most exciting ages ever known, yet minds still yearned for other times, as always. The solar system seethed with activity . . . fighting, feeding, and breading, learning the new technologies tha spewed forth almost before the old had been mastered, girding itself for the first exploration of the far stars in deep space; but--

Cover art by Paul Lehr

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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