The Stars My Destination

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  Alfred Bester () 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 s with THE DEMOLISHED MAN, THE STARS MY DESTINATION and his extraordinary short stories/5(K). (2nd reading)Gully Foyle of The Stars My Destination is a freak in a world of freaks. Like Paul Atreides (Dune) and Jack Remillard (Jack the Bodiless), Foyle has powers which make him the agent of evolutionary change for book rollicks along through the bizarre and sometimes brutal Solar System of the 25th century, following Gulliver Foyle on his vengeful and apocalyptic path.   The Stars My Destination preceded the whole Cyberpunk movement, founded by Gibson in his seminal novel Neuromancer, but anticipates some of the cyberpunk staples: mega corporations that are the equal of governments, the cybernetic augmentation of the body, building the human mind and body according to specs, a dark unfriendly world, and a lone. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester Book Resume: Such is the official verdict on Gully Foyle, unskilled space crewman. But Gully has managed to survive for days in the airless purgatory of deep space after the wreck of his ship, and has escaped to Earth carrying a murderous grudge and a secret that could change the course of history.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester, , Gregg Press edition, in English The stars my destination ( edition) | Open LibraryCited by: The Stars My Destination is one of the more memorable books I’ve read in recent years, as well as one of my favorites. Written by Hugo winner Alfred Bester in the mids, the short novel, stays away from the technobabble and neologisms that might date it and as a . The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester starting at $ The Stars My Destination has 11 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace5/5(1).   The Stars My Destination NPR coverage of The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester. News, author interviews, critics' picks and : Alfred Bester.

The Stars My Destination was originally published in , but damned if it feels that way. Probably because so much 50s sci-fi predicted the shiny-jumpsuit future where the biggest problem we face is robot Armageddon. This book, on the other hand, deals realistically with the problems of the future.4/5(29).   The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester As with much of s science-fiction, this novel is as full of big ideas and fun characters as it is of regrettable social attitudes and bizarre plot leaps. In his book Love Songs: Got a ticket to my destination. The song was a hit for The Kingston Trio in and was subsequently recorded by a host of stars, including Peter, Paul And.

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The Stars my Destination is absolutely bursting with ideas. It is about to progress through struggle, looking back to Milton and a long hard way which leads out of hell into the light. It is about power in society, the manipulation of the masses by a commercial and legal by: The Stars My Destination is a classic of technological prophecy an In this pulse-quickening novel, Alfred Bester imagines a future in which people "jaunte" a thousand miles with a single thought, where the rich barricade themselves in labyrinths and protect themselves with radioactive hit men — and where an inarticulate outcast is the most valuable and dangerous man alive/5.

Alfred Bester’s novel, The Stars My Destination, is multilayered. On the surface, it’s a sci-fi and myth. Gulliver–or Gully–Foyle (Perhaps named after Swift’s Gulliver?) is an unfortunate adventurer motivated by a burning revenge.

What he believes will quench this fire is the destruction of a spaceship/5. Tiger!), the novel revolves around a hero named Gulliver Foyle, who teleports himself out of a tight spot and creates a great deal of consternation in the process.

With its sly potshotting at corporate skullduggery, The Stars My Destination seems utterly contemporary, and has maintained its status as an underground classic for forty years. The Stars My Destination Author: Alfred Bester Publisher: Franklin Watts ISBN: Category: Fiction Page: View: The Stars My Destination (Paperback) by Alfred Bester and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Stars My Destination - AbeBooks Passion for books.

THE STARS MY DESTINATION Alfred Bester Science Fiction Masterworks Volume 5 eGod Enter the SF Gateway In the last years of the twentieth century (as Wells might have put it), Gollancz, Britain’s oldest and most distinguished science fiction imprint, created the SF and Fantasy Masterworks series.4/5(32).

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― Alfred Bester, quote from The Stars My Destination “The whole point of extravagance is to act like a fool and feel like a fool, but enjoy it.” ― Alfred Bester, quote from The Stars My Destination “no matter how we defend ourselves against the outside we're always licked by something from the inside.

The Stars My Destination is a classic science fiction novel by Alfred Bester. This review looks at how Bester uses Gully Foyle to dissect humanity.5/5. The Stars my Destination is absolutely bursting with ideas.

It is about to progress through struggle, looking back to Milton and a long hard way which leads out of hell into the light. It is about power in society, the manipulation of the masses by a commercial and legal elite/5().

The Stars My Destination is a science fiction novel by Alfred Bester, which was published in It tells the story of an unambitious and directionless man named Gulliver Foyle who is abandoned in a damaged spaceship and, through his own rage and a series of mishaps, remakes himself as an aristocrat in a society wrecked by the invention of teleportation to stalk the people who did him wrong.

The Stars my Destination is absolutely bursting with ideas. It is about to progress through struggle, looking back to Milton and a long hard way which leads out of hell into the light.

It is about power in society, the manipulation of the masses by a commercial and legal elite/5(). The Plot:The Plot of The Stars My Destination is in deep space where a man named Gully Foyle has been abandoned by his home is seeking revenge on the people that had left him stranded on the broken space craft.

The story holds some untold secrets about Gully himself and ultimately leads to a mindboggling ending. The Stars My Destination is a tale about the power of imagination that focuses on the exploits of a very unlikely protagonist. He starts off as a goal-less refugee, endures as a hunted, marked man seeking his destiny in vengeance and closes the tale as an evolutionary marvel, a messianic character ready to lead humans to the next stage of their existence.

The Stars My Destination (originally called Tiger. Tiger!, from William Blake's poem 'The Tyger') is a science fiction novel by Alfred Bester, first published in Galaxy magazine as a 4-part serial, beginning in the October issue. The Stars My Destination is, in one sense, a science-fiction adaption of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo/5(40).

The Stars My Destination, aka Tiger. Tiger. note there is some debate as to which is the original title is a science fiction novel by Alfred Bester.

It is the twenty fifth century. An age when humanity can jaunte across the world, where telepaths are, if not common, then not unheard of. The Stars My Destination (originally named Tiger. Tiger. after the first line of the William Blake poem and Gully Foyle's facial scars) is not supposed to be an ordinary novel of nuanced characterization and carefully paced plot.

First published inThe Stars My Destination anticipated many of the staples of the later cyberpunk movement -- the megacorporations as powerful as the governments, body and mind redesign to specs, the dark overall nature of the world, even the cybernetic enhancement of the by: Published in the US as "The Stars My Destination." A high spot of science fiction literature, hugely influential on the later genre of cyberpunk, and a favorite of many authors, including William Gibson, Michael Moorcock, and Neil Gaiman.

Alfred Bester's The Stars my Destination is classic sci-fi from the 's that stands the test of time. Set far into the future, the 25th century, humans have settled the solar system out to Neptune.

Along the way, jaunting was discovered which involves personal teleportation over distances up to miles. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester,download free ebooks, Download free PDF EPUB ebook. The Stars My Destination was first published in and has maintained its reputation as a classic for over 40 years.

Even though the book is not as well known as some of the more popular science fiction classics like Dune or Stranger in a Strange Land, I have enjoyed this book more than any science fiction novel I have ever read, and I have read science fiction since I was in junior high school.

When it comes to pop culture, Alfred Bester () is something of an unsung hero. He wrote radio scripts, screenplays, and comic books (in which capacity he created the original Green Lantern Oath).

But Bester is best known for his science-fiction novels, and The Stars My Destination may be his finest creation/5(51). Alfred Bester - The Stars My Destination.

'If it's there.' 'Dagenham's here, isn't he. That's proof it's there. We'll have to cut the whole safe out of the Nomad and get it into the Weekender.4/5(32). Alfred Bester () 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 s, and blazed a trail for the SF New Wave of the s and the cyberpunk writers of the s.4/5(1).

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.

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