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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... into a single thrust to get him there . Above all , he had to have faith . . . the faith
that Charles Fort Jaunte never recovered . He had to believe he would jaunte .
The slightest doubt would block the mind - thrust necessary for teleportation .
Hi - Thrust fuel remaining in the tanks and one of the four tail jets was still in
operative condition . Foyle found the engine room manuals and studied them .
He repaired the connection between fuel tanks and the one jet chamber . The
The heat touched off the Hi - Thrust which burst in a needle flame from the
petcock . Foyle closed the petcock with a wrench . The ignition held in the
chamber and the lone aft jet slammed out flame with a soundless vibration that
shook the ship ...
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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