The Stars My Destination
by Alfred Bester

A rapid-paced sci-fi novel with a despicable, revenge-obsessed, illiterate, stupid, macho anti-hero. It won a Prometheus Award for the best libertarian sci-fi novel, but there is nothing libertarian about it except for a couple pages near the end, which could have been left out or written differently. The author is very imaginative. He packs as many ideas and actions into this 197-page book as one would find in multiple novels. It kept my interest even though I hated all the characters.

Year Read: 2003

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