The Stars My Destination
Gully Foyle, Mechanic's Mate 3rd Class, is the only survivor on his drifting, wrecked spaceship. When another space vessel, the Vorga, ignores his distress flares and sails by, Foyle becomes a man obsessed with revenge. He endures 170 days alone in deep space before finding refuge on the Sargasso Asteroid and then returning to Earth to track down the crew and owners of the Vorga. But, as he works out his murderous grudge, Foyle also uncovers a secret of momentous proportions.
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So he struggled and prayed in blasphemy ; but occasionally his raveling mind leaped backward thirty years to his childhood and remembered a nursery jingle : Gully Foyle is my name And Terra is my nation . Deep space is my dwelling place ...
It's Foyle . Gully Foyle , that's my name , me . ” The valet bit his lip . “ One moment , sir ... " He stepped outside and called . Then he murmured . A lovely girl in white came running into the bedroom and sat down on the edge of the ...
“ Generous Gully Foyle . Be real generous , Gully . Make a run for it . Entertain me a little . " " Squealing like a rat ? I don't know how , Jiz . I'm trained for hunting , nothing else . ” " And I killed the tiger .
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Get used to the language and keep reading. Lovely book that is the reason I read science fiction. Take it home and lose yourself in this new world. Read it and love it. Everything by Bester is fantastic.
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This book was published in 1956 – a time when traveling to the moon would still be science fiction for quite a few years. Many of its ideas were astonishing then and its plot of blind revenge ... Read full review