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Stars My Destination-Book Discussion

Join us for this Sci Fi Classic by Alfred Bester! Join us for this sequel to "Dervish House"...just kidding.  This SF romp is constantly be noted as "full of skullduggery" in all the reviews.  You simply can't go wrong with a helping of Skullduggery!!!!

 

http://www.amazon.com/Stars-My-Destination-Alfred-Bester/dp/1876963468/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367435162&sr=1-1&keywords=stars+my+destination

 

 

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  • Lisa K.

    July 26, 2013

  • Layne

    Fun times. And I forgot...on the list of upcoming SF movies...do you all have high hopes for Ender's Game?? It'll be released after the summer, but I'd be into a group viewing.

    May 23, 2013

    • Sue Ellen Wilhelm W.

      I thoroughly enjoyed Ender's Game, read the second one, and didn't feel particularly compelled to continue the series after that. I'm interested in seeing the movie, though.

      May 25, 2013

    • Nate

      just as an aside a awesome movie about the Maori is Once Were Warriors!!!!

      June 1, 2013

  • Ben

    Was reading an interview with an author and a question popped into my head: if, instead of a society built around mass jaunting, Bester had written a story with a small cabal of special people who could teleport or where Gully was the only person who could teleport, would this become more of a fantasy novel? Is this even an interesting question?

    1 · May 28, 2013

    • Layne

      If only Gully had been able to jaunt, I think it would have precluded the social implications/exploration­s that that I think most interested Bester. And myself.

      1 · May 28, 2013

    • Nate

      I'm thinking it was as trite as it may sound that in the kingdom of the blind the one eyed man is King. Gully was in my opinion a giant leap up on the evolutionary ladder. In the fullness of time I'm guessing his talents would be shared amongst the populace just as jaunting had projecting outward from a difficult to replicate rarity. Inspired by sufficient danger to do or die act of will by one person to being commonplace.

      June 1, 2013

  • Meg U.

    Great discussion and I felt like everyone was able to share their input.

    2 · May 24, 2013

  • Ben

    After Dervish House, it's nice to be able to read through a book without popping a blood vessel trying to finish it. Sunday-Monday read for me, so not bad at all.

    2 · May 14, 2013

    • Ben

      You could almost say the pacing is... jaunty.

      2 · May 18, 2013

    • Brian D.

      You could, but then I would assume you were drunk reading.

      1 · May 18, 2013

  • Nate

    I'm so glad to be reading this sequel to "Dervish House" with 8 additional point of views including a mellified breakdancer . Nice

    1 · May 8, 2013

    • Nate

      thanks Ben I stand corrected as always you are the "honeyed" voice of reason. Now that's a terribly bad pun.

      1 · May 18, 2013

    • Brian D.

      This whole thing has gotten too sticky for me!

      1 · May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    do you need to have reads the book prior to this meeting or start reading after the meeting?

    April 30, 2013

    • Brian D.

      Hi Clinton and welcome to the group! Generally we try to read the book first, but even if you don't finish you are welcome to come to the discussion. Indeed, only one of us finished the last book completely, much to our collective shame, or the shame of Ian Macdonald.

      May 1, 2013

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