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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Six hundred years before , it had been judged the most exquisite Oriental torture
to imprison a man in a cage that size for a few weeks . Yet Foyle had existed in
this lightless coffin for five months , twenty days , and four hours . " Who are you ?
They must be changed within twenty - four hours . And now , Mr . Dagenham . . . "
" One minute , " Dagenham said . “ There ' s that Admiralty order . ” Without
apology or explanation he disappeared too . Presteign raised his eyebrows .
Fourmyle ' s private police were already on duty , patrolling the four acres ,
keeping the huge crowd of spectators back . Then , by plane , by car , by bus , by
truck , by bike , and by jaunte came Fourmyle ' s entourage . Librarians 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