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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Then he lost even this feeble grasp on illusion and began to sink deeper and
deeper into the pit of catatonia : of womb silence , womb darkness , and womb
sleep . There were fleeting dreams . An angel hummed to him once . Another
time she ...
There ' s nothing much , " he answered , looking around and wincing . " There ' s
light all over the horizon . Quick clouds of it . Above , there ' s a . . . a sort of
sparkling effect . Like Christmas lights twinkling . " “ Oh , you see so little with your
There were two hundred men in the giant room ; there were whores and their
hardeyed pimps , professional gamblers and their portable tables , dope
peddlers , money lenders . There was a haze of acrid smoke and the stench of
alcohol and ...
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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.
Review: The Stars My DestinationUser Review - Bart - Goodreads
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