Jaunting to Arisia: The Stars My Destination at 60

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Jaunting to Arisia: The Stars My Destination at 60

Postby millerdan2009 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:33 am

Hi, all,

Sixty years ago, Alfred Bester published what is considered his greatest work of science fiction—The Stars My Destination. In many ways The Count of Monte Cristo set in outer space, The Stars My Destination presaged the cyberpunk movement according to Neil Gaiman, and indeed remains William Gibson's favorite SF novel; the portrayals of mental feats even inspired the name of a character in J. Michael Straczynski's "Babylon 5". What makes The Stars My Destination so compelling, and has it indeed stood the test of time? Come discuss the legacy of this novel with Arisia 2016, and we'll hope you're not one hundred and seventy days dying and not yet dead.


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