The Stars My Destination is one of the books that made Alfred Bester who he is. I hope this extraordinary book, which is a favourite among science fiction readers, will not only be in the shelves of science fiction lovers. The reason I haven’t read this until now is that I thought didn’t like books in this genre. As a result, The Stars My Destination made me wonder what I’ve been missing because of this bias!
In this exciting book, which has a speedy rhythm, Alfred Bester creates a future where people “jaunte” thousands of miles by thinking. The wealthy shut themselves in their labyrinths and protect themselves from hired radioactive killers. You will understand that humanity has different problems in this world. In such a developed and different world, we follow Gully Foyle, the hero of our book. But Gully Foyle is a very ordinary and even mediocre person who cannot express himself well. However, he becomes the most dangerous and precious person living as the book progresses. While reading what hatred and the feeling of revenge can cause in a person, you will read what the developing technology will add to our lives and what will take away from us.
The Stars My Destination
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 …
Alfred Bester was an American science fiction author, TV and radio scriptwriter, magazine editor and scripter for comic strips and comic books. He is best remembered for his science fiction, including The Demolished Man, winner of the inaugural Hugo Award in 1953.
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