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The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
  

The Stars My Destination

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Alfred Bester's classic tale of murderous revenge in a brilliantly realized, decaying and lurid twenty-fifth century is a masterpiece of science fiction, ablaze with savage images, brimming with stunning ideas, powered by a legendary character, forever contemporary, always an inspiration.

Synopsis

The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester

Gully Foyle, Mechanic's Mate 3rd Class.

EDUCATION: none
SKILLS: none
MERITS: none
RECOMMENDATIONS: none

That's the official verdict on Gully Foyle, unskilled space crewman.

But right now he is the only survivor on his drifting, wrecked spaceship, and when another space vessel, the Vorga, ignores his distress flares and sails by, Gully becomes obsessed with revenge. He endures 170 days alone in deep space before finding refuge on the Sargasso Asteroid and returning to Earth to track down the crew and owners of the Vorga. But, as he works out his murderous grudge, Gully Foyle also uncovers a secret of momentous proportions . . .

Reviews

'A dazzling, dizzying, multiple-pronged assault on the senses that leaves you breathless and forever altered' James Lovegrove

'Considered by many to be the greatest single SF novel' Samuel R. Delany

About the Author

Alfred Bester (1913-87) was born in New York and educated at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia. He was a scriptwriter and journalist by profession but he set the science fiction world alight with The Demolished Man and The Stars My Destination and his extraordinary short stories in the 1950s, and blazed a trail for the sf New Wave of the 1960s and the cyberpunk writers of the 1980s.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st August 2006

Author

Alfred Bester

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback (b Format)

Categories

Science Fiction


ISBN

9780575079090

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