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 ...

Author: Alfred Bester

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780575094192

Category: Fiction

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One of the very best must-read SF novels of all time.

The Stars My Destination

Author: Alfred Bester


ISBN: 9780425043653


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Alfred Bester s The Stars My Destination

Author: Alfred Bester

Publisher: Marvel Enterprises

ISBN: 9780871358813

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

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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.

Alfred Bester s The Stars My Destination

Author: Byron Preiss





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The Complete Alfred Bester s Stars My Destination

Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, Nomad, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die.

Author: Alfred Bester

Publisher: iBooks

ISBN: 9781596879454

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

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Special hardcover limited edition of the graphic novel adaptation of Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination. This production is one of the first sophisticated "full color" American graphic novels first published in 1979. #5 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. "Science fiction has only produced a few works of actual genius, and this is one of them"-Joe Haldeman "Bester at the peak of his powers is, quite simply, unbeatable" -James Lovegrove Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, Nomad, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die. When it comes to pop culture, Alfred Bester (1913-1987) is something of an unsung hero. He wrote radio scripts, screenplays, and comic books (in which capacity he created the original Green Lantern Oath). But Bester is best known for his science-fiction novels, and The Stars My Destination may be his finest creation. With its sly potshotting at corporate skullduggery, The Stars My Destination seems utterly contemporary, and has maintained its status as an underground classic for fifty years. (Bester fans should also note that iPicturebooks has reprinted The Demolished Man, which won the very first Hugo Award in 1953.) Alfred Bester was among the first important authors of contemporary science fiction. His passionate novels of worldly adventure, high intellect, and tremendous verve, The Stars My Destination and the Hugo Award winning The Demolished Man, established Bester as a s.f. grandmaster, a reputation that was ratified by the Science Fiction Writers of America shortly before his death. Bester also was an acclaimed journalist for Holiday magazine, a reviewer for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and even a writer for Superman.

Alfred Bester

THE STARS MY DESTINATION When The Stars My Destination first appeared (in
England as Tiger! Tiger! in 1956 and revised with its present title here in 1957), it
received mixed reviews. Critics praised its invention and originality, but ...

Author: Carolyn Wendell

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0916732088

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 72

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A chronology, study, annotated bibliography of Bester's works, both within and outside of the science fiction genre.

Tiger Tiger

Author: Alfred Bester


ISBN: 9780140101225


Page: 249

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Survey of Science Fiction Literature

Five Hundred 2,000 Word Essay Reviews of World Famous Science Fiction
Novels with 2,500 Bibliographical References Frank Northen Magill. stylists
among science fiction authors ; but in The Stars My Destination he outdoes even
himself .

Author: Frank Northen Magill


ISBN: 9780893561994

Category: Science fiction

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Extraterrestrial Altruism

Current science fiction scholars tend to be aware that this novel draws on Freud's
psychoanalytic ideas, but they seem unaware that his second great novel, The
Stars My Destination, similarly draws upon the poweroriented psychoanalysis of

Author: Douglas A. Vakoch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642377505

Category: Science

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Extraterrestrial Altruism examines a basic assumption of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI): that extraterrestrials will be transmitting messages to us for our benefit. This question of whether extraterrestrials will be altruistic has become increasingly important in recent years as SETI scientists have begun contemplating transmissions from Earth to make contact. Technological civilizations that transmit signals for the benefit of others, but with no immediate gain for themselves, certainly seem to be altruistic. But does this make biological sense? Should we expect altruism to evolve throughout the cosmos, or is this only wishful thinking? Is it dangerous to send messages to other worlds, as Stephen Hawking has suggested, or might humankind benefit from an exchange with intelligence elsewhere in the galaxy? Would extraterrestrial societies be based on different ethical principles, or would we see commonalities with Earthly notions of morality? Extraterrestrial Altruism explores these and related questions about the motivations of civilizations beyond Earth, providing new insights that are critical for SETI. Chapters are authored by leading scholars from diverse disciplines—anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, cosmology, engineering, history of science, law, philosophy, psychology, public policy, and sociology. The book is carefully edited by Douglas Vakoch, Director of Interstellar Message Composition at the SETI Institute and professor of clinical psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. The Foreword is by Frank Drake. This interdisciplinary book will benefit everybody trying to understand whether evolution and ethics are unique to Earth, or whether they are built into the fabric of the universe.

Science Fiction Writers

Bester ' s The Stars My Destination ( Galaxy Science Fiction , October 1956 -
January 1957 ) is in every way an excellent successor to The Demolished Man .
Although not a sequel in any sense of the word , The Stars My Destination deals
with ...

Author: Richard Bleiler

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference


Category: Literary Criticism

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On science fiction authors

The Graphic Novel

Story Adaptation” of Alfred Bester's science fiction short story The Stars My
Destination (1979). This was an original piece of graphic design. It was plainly
not a comic, since it eschewed any standard page layout panels or speech
balloons; ...

Author: Jan Baetens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316123375

Category: Literary Criticism


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This book provides both students and scholars with a critical and historical introduction to the graphic novel. Jan Baetens and Hugo Frey explore this exciting form of visual and literary communication, showing readers how to situate and analyse graphic novels since their rise to prominence half a century ago. Several key questions are addressed: what is the graphic novel? How do we read graphic novels as narrative forms? Why is page design and publishing format so significant? What theories are developing to explain the genre? How is this form blurring the categories of high and popular literature? Why are graphic novelists nostalgic for the old comics? The authors address these and many other questions raised by the genre. Through their analysis of the works of many well-known graphic novelists - including Bechdel, Clowes, Spiegelman and Ware - Baetens and Frey offer significant insights for future teaching and research on the graphic novel.

Missouri Folklore Society Journal

A later use of this verse form is Alfred Bester's version in The Stars My
Destination , first published serially in four parts in Galaxy Science Fiction (
October 1956 – January 1957 ) and subsequently published as Tiger , Tiger in
London ( Faber ...




Category: Folklore


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The End of Harry Potter

Alfred Bester's famous 1956 SF novel The Stars My Destination (also published
in Britain as Tiger! Tiger!) is set in a future where practically everyone can
Apparate. In science fiction this is usually called teleporting, but in The Stars My ...

Author: David Langford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575116803

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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THE END OF HARRY POTTER is the perfect companion volume for all Harry Potter fans. Award-winning writer and Potter fan David Langford delves into the six Harry Potter books to explore J.K. Rowling's universe and characters, and shows in detail how cleverly J.K. Rowling has woven her world. This is the book for you if you are one of the gazillions of readers who find themselves wondering about horcruxes and Deatheaters and Dark Lords ... Langford looks at questions like: *What are the remaining horcruxes, the places He Who Shall Not Be Named has stashed his soul so he can never die? *Does Harry himself bear a part of the Dark Lord's soul in his scar? *Is that why Harry understands Parseltongue - and if not, why does he speak the language of the serpentssss? *What will happen when Harry is technically a grown-up, and no longer under the protection of his Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia? *Is Albus Dumbledore really dead? *Whose side is Severus Snape really on? *Will Hogwarts survive the final, apocalyptic battle between Harry and You-Know-Who? Don't know the answers? Then read THE END OF HARRY POTTER!

The Computer Connection

Alfred Bester's first science fiction novel since The Stars My Destination was a major event—a fast-moving adventure story set in Earth's future.

Author: Alfred Bester

Publisher: ibooks

ISBN: 0671039016

Category: Fiction

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Alfred Bester's first science fiction novel since The Stars My Destination was a major event—a fast-moving adventure story set in Earth's future. A band of immortal—as charming a bunch of eccentrics as you'll ever come across—recruit a new member, the brilliant Cherokee physicist Sequoya Guess. Dr. Guess, with group's help, gain control of Extro, the supercomputer that controls all mechanical activity on Earth. They plan to rid Earth of political repression and to further Guess's researches—which may lead to a great leap in human evolution to produce a race of supermen. But Extro takes over Guess instead and turns malevolent. The task of the merry band suddenly becomes a fight in deadly earnest for the future of Earth.

Galaxy Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction

Light Fantastic , The ( R ) , 12 / 76 . Star Light , Star Bright ( R ) , 5 / 77 . Stars My
Destination , The ( Part I ) ( S ) , 10 / 56 . Stars My Destination , The ( Part II ) ( S ) ,
11 / 56 . Stars My Destination , The ( Part III ) ( S ) , 12 / 56 . Stars My Destination ...

Author: Frederik Pohl



Category: Galaxy magazine

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Twenty-five stories from Galaxy magazine, originally published 1950-1976.

The Stars are the Styx

Usually my stories emerge from hidden convolutions of my gut - my very own
personal gut . ... So I wrote Granny , hardly getting up from the typewriter , at
about the time the other writer changed his mind and wrote The Stars My
Destination .

Author: Theodore Sturgeon



Category: Science fiction, American

Page: 382

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Luna Monthly

I include the quotes because in my opinion the novel succeeds only as a light -
hearted amoral romp . ... garde technique in sf that I have seen since Alfred
Bester ' s The Stars , My Destination ; ý and I believe it succeeds for the same
reason .




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A Reader s Guide to Science Fiction

Bester ' s two novels of the ' 50s were urbane ( in the literal sense of the word ) ;
science fiction was ready for this then , and both The Demolished Man and The
Stars My Destination were immediate hits . They have remained so to this day ...

Author: Baird Searles



Category: Literary Criticism

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A guide for the first time or occasional science fiction reader introducing authors and their styles, tracing the history of science fiction and listing series and awards

Empire Star

The principal literary paradigm for Empire Star is Alfred Bester ' s pyrotechnic SF
novel , The Stars My Destination ( 1957 ) . Bester had borrowed his basic story
line from Dumas ' The Count of Monte Cristo for his SF masterpiece , which is ...

Author: Samuel R. Delany

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA


Category: American fiction

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Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature The man in the high castle

The Stars My Destination Gully Foyle becomes a superhero and seeks revenge
against the spaceship crew that left him to die Author : Alfred Bester ( 1913-1987
) Genre : Science fiction - superbeing Type of work : Novel Time of Plot : The ...

Author: Fiona Kelleghan

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587650529

Category: Fiction

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"Plot summaries and analyses of 180 major books and series in the fields of science fiction and fantasy...all but eight of the essays in these volumes are taken directly from Salem Press's four-volume Magill's guide to science fiction and fantasy literature, which was published in 1996"--Publisher's note.