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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He leaped forward , shouted : “ Jiz ! " and staggered over the edge of a precipice .
He fell and struck the water flat with a stunning impact . The icy river enclosed
him , and he could not tell where the surface was . He struggled , suffocated , felt
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
It was lunch hour in Nome , and the lumberjacks jaunting down from the sawmills
for their beefsteak and beer were startled by the tiger - faced man who hurled a
one pound slug of iodine colored alloy into their midst and shouted in the gutter ...
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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