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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It was as impossible to jaunte from an undetermined starting point as it was to
arrive at an unknown destination . ... He arrived . Black Rod and others of his staff
arrived a respectful moment later . So , in jauntes of one and two hundred miles ...
Musicians , actors , jugglers , and acrobats arrived . The uproar became
deafening . A crew of mechanics melted a greasepit and began revving up
Fourmyle ' s collection of vintage diesel harvesters . Last of all came the camp
followers : wives ...
Dagenham and Y ' ang - Yeovil arrived almost simultaneously . A moment later
Robin Wednesbury appeared and then Jisbella McQueen . A dozen Intelligence
operatives and six Dagenham couriers arrived along with Presteign ' s Jaunte ...
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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