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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Cheeks , chin , nose , and eyelids were hideously tattooed like an ancient Maori
mask . Across the brow was tattooed JOSEPH . The “ O ” in JOSEPH had a tiny
arrow thrust up from the right shoulder , turning it into the symbol of Mars , used
And what have you been doing all this time ? Having your face decorated ? " “ I
don ' t know about Nomad , nothing . " “ No , no , Foyle , that won ' t do . You show
up with Nomad tattooed across your face . Fresh tattooed . Intelligence checks ...
A man appeared , straddling Foyle ' s body . . . a huge man with a hideously
tattooed face and clothes that smoked and flamed . The apparition was so
appalling that the crew stopped dead and stared . A howl went up from the crowd
on the ...
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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