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The Stars My Destination

by Alfred Bester

"Considered by many... to be the greatest single SF novel." -- Samuel R. Delany.

A trailblazing novel of interplanetary intrigue and adventure that pits a solitary renegade against the empire builders of the next millennium.

"Education: None. Skills: None. Merits: None. Recommendations: None." So reads Gully Foyle's Merchant Marine card. But Gully has managed to survive for 170 days in the airless purgatory of deep space and to escape to Terra with a murderous grudge and a secret that could change the course of history.

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.

During the 1940s Alfred Bester began his career writing for the pulp magazine Thrilling Wonder Stories. He then worked as a scripter for the comics, radio, and television markets for such characters as the Shadow, Superman, Batman, Charlie Chan, and Nick Carter. During the 1950s, he returned to prose and created some of the greatest science fiction stories of that era including The Stars My Destination.


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Format: Paperback
258 Pages
First Published: 1957

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