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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There was an intruder among them ; a comet , it seemed , with an invisible head
and a short , spurting tail . Then Foyle realized he was staring at a spaceship ,
stern rockets flaring as it accelerated on a sunward course which must pass him .
Neural circuits buzzed and every sense and response in his body was
accelerated by a factor of five . The effect was an instantaneous reduction of the
external world to extreme slow motion . Sound became a deep garble . Color
shifted down ...
Foyle accelerated , blurred to the body , picked it up in mid - fall and carried it aft
to the starboard stateroom . There were two main staterooms in the yawl , and
Foyle had prepared both of them in advance . The starboard room had been ...
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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