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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The hall was filled with rusting antique apparatus : a centrifuge , an operating
table , a wrecked fluoroscope , autoclaves , cases of corroded surgical
instruments . They strapped Foyle down on the operating table while he raved
and rambled .
... psychological pressures operating against him . He examined Presteign ' s
ascetic , basilisk face ; Sheffield ' s blunt , aggressive expression ; and the eager
young man named Bunny whose rabbit features had an unmistakable Oriental
The top floor contained the operating theaters . In one of the latter , a small room
usually used for retinal experiments , Baker was at work on Foyle ' s face . Under
a harsh battery of lamps , he bent over the operating table working meticulously ...
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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