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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Neural circuits buzzed and every sense and response in his body was
accelerated by a factor of five . The effect was an instantaneous reduction of the
external world to extreme slow motion . Sound became a deep garble . Color
shifted down ...
Sound came as sight to him , as light in strange patterns . He saw the sound of
his shouted name in vivid rhythms : F F F F F OY L O Y L O Y L O Y L OY
L E E E E E F F F F F O Y L O Y L O Y L O
Y L O Y L E E E E E F F F F F O Y L O Y L ...
So , in Foyle , sound registered as sight , motion registered as sound , colors
became pain sensations , touch became taste , and smell became touch . He was
not only trapped within the labyrinth of the inferno under Old St . Pat ' s ; he was ...
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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