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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“ Maybe there's gonna be somebody standing where I arrive . Then there'll be a hell of a real bang , m'am . Excuse me . ” “ Now I've explained that a hundred times . Experts have gauged every jaunte stage in the world to accommodate ...
There were fleeting dreams . An angel hummed to him once . Another time she sang quietly . Thrice he heard her speak : “ Oh God ... " and " God damn ! " and " Oh ... " in a heart - rending descending note .
“ There's nothing much , ” he answered , looking around and wincing . ... Above , there's a ... a sort of sparkling effect . ... “ And then there are vasty shafts of fire thrusting up and swaying , weaving , dancing , sweeping .
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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