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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On three planets and eight satellites , social , legal , and economic structures
crashed while the new customs and laws demanded by universal jaunting
mushroomed in their place . There were land riots as the jaunting poor deserted
slums to ...
Hanging almost in the foreground was a dusty orange spot that was Jupiter ,
distinctly a planetary disc to the naked eye . ... Like all the outer planets beyond
the asteroid orbits , it was a frozen mass of methane and ammonia ; but its four
Time was when Dagenham was one of the Inner Planets ' research wizards , a
physicist with inspired intuition , total recall , and a sixth - order computer for a
brain . But there was an accident at Tycho Sands , and the fission blast that
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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