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Stars My Destination

by Alfred Bester

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ISBN: 9780575094192
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  • Paperback
    $18.85
ISBN: 9780575094192
ANNOTATION:
One of the very best must-read SF novels of all time.

Annotation

One of the very best must-read SF novels of all time.

Publisher Description

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...

Author Biography

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 in the 1950s with THE DEMOLISHED MAN, THE STARS MY DESINTATION and his extraordinary short stories. He blazed a trail for the SF New Wave of the 1960s and the cyberpunk writers of the 1980s.

Review

On everybody's list of the ten greatest SF novels. - Robert Silverberg.

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

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

One of the great SF novels of the 1950s. - Thomas M Disch.

Science Fiction has produced only a few works of actual genius, and this is one of them. - Joe Haldeman.

Long Description

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...

Review Quote

you can see seeds of science fiction's next half century sprinkled throughout its pacy. compulsive narrative

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One of the very best must-read SF novels of all time.

Description for Sales People

A truly original, groundbreaking and hugely influential work.

Product Details

Author
Alfred Bester
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Year
2010
ISBN-10
0575094192
ISBN-13
9780575094192
Format
Paperback
Media
Book
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
256
Series
S.f. Masterworks
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade
Publication Date
2010-03-04