The Stars My Destination

The Stars My Destination

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Gully Foyle, Mechanic's Mate 3rd Class.

SKILLS: none
MERITS: 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 ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 200 x 135 x 20mm | 222g
  • Gateway
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780575094192
  • 4,144

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"you can see seeds of science fiction's next half century sprinkled throughout its pacy. compulsive narrative" -- SFX
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you can see seeds of science fiction's next half century sprinkled throughout its pacy. compulsive narrative * SFX *
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About Alfred Bester

Alfred Bester (1913-1987) 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 DESTINATION and his extraordinary short stories. He blazed a trail for the SF New Wave of the 1960s and the cyberpunk writers of the 1980s.
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