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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There may , for instance , be nothing in Alfred Bester ' s Tiger ! Tiger ! ( 1956 U . K
. ; republished in the U . S . under the original 1956 Galaxy magazine title , The
Stars My Destination , in 1957 ) that radically transgresses any of the speculative
Tiger ! It ' s a title I prefer to the rather more upbeat The Stars My Destination . It is
a title of warning , of admiration . God , we are reminded in Blake ' s poem ,
created the tiger too . The God who made the lamb also made the carnivores that
I ' ve been a tiger all my life . I trained myself . . . educated myself . . . pulled myself
up by my stripes to make me a stronger tiger with a longer claw and a sharper
tooth . . . quick and deadly . . . . " “ And you are . You are . The deadliest . " “ No .
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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