The Stars My Destination
Officially designated as lacking education, skills, merits or recommendations, Gully Foyle has managed to survive for 170 days in the airless purgatory of deep space after the wreck of his ship, and has escaped to Earth carrying a murderous grudge and secret that could change the course of history.
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The horrifying thing about all this , ” writes Damon Knight in his critical work In
Search of Wonder , “ is that it does eventually get somewhere , and assume
shape and meaning . Bester ties up the major loose ends , including some you
But please don't retire yet . ” " Why not ? " Presteign refrained from telling her that
she would be safer with him . “ I'm lonely , Olivia . We'll talk for a few minutes . ” “ I
did a daring thing , Father . I watched the attack from the garden . " “ My dear !
I don't mean that . A criminal never surrenders while he's ahead . You're
obviously ahead . What's the reason ? ” “ The most damnable thing that ever
happened to a man . I picked up a rare disease called conscience . ' Sheffield
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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