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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PyrE . " " Spell it , please . ” “ The name means nothing to you ? " " No. " " Good . It will to Dagenham . PyrE . Capital P - y - r Capital E. Pronounced ' pyre ' as in funeral pyre . Tell Dagenham we've located the PyrE .
He knew that the crux of the Nomad situation was the presence on board the ship of 20 pounds of Pyre , the total world supply , which was probably irreplaceable now that its discoverer ...
If a fraction of our inferences are correct , PyrE could make the difference between a victory and a defeat . " “ Nonsense . No war material has ever made that much difference . " “ No ? I cite the fission bomb of 1945.
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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