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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... our enlightened age , we cure ' em ; and the cure is worse than punishment .
They ' ll stash you in a black hole in one of the cave hospitals . You ' ll be kept in
permanent darkness and solitary confinement so you can ' t jaunte out . 68 “Foyle
I can see you joining a cellar sect with passwords like Pax Vobiscum . Bible
smuggling and martyrdom for the faith . Can ' t you ever face up to anything ? " “
Don ' t you ever run away ? " “ Never . Escape is for cripples . Neurotics . ” “
We can ' t get to him , " Dagenham shouted , “ but he can get out . " " How ? He
can ' t jaunte , obviously , or he wouldn ' t be there . " “ No , he can climb . Look .
He goes left , then up , reverses , makes a turn along that beam , slides under it
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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