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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A thousand to synthesize the acid . Three thousand for the surgery . And one
thousand for — " " Your curiosity ? " “ No , dear . ” Baker smiled again . “ A
thousand for the anesthetist . " " Why anesthesia ? " Baker reopened the ancient
I ' ll pay fifty thousand . Don ' t you want fifty thousand ? You could spend
Sundays counting it . ” The needle hammered remorselessly . Foyle ' s body was
twitching at each impact . “ I already got fifty thousand . I got ten times that in cash
in a ...
They were six hundred thousand miles from Nomad . " “ Six hundred thous — ? "
“ Nomad was too far out of the shipping lanes . They wanted you to drift where
ships would pass . They took you six hundred thousand miles sunward and set
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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