The Stars My Destination

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iPicturebooks, Jun 1, 2011 - Fiction - 236 pages
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Number 5 in the "Millennium SF Masterworks" series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, Nomad, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die. When it comes to pop culture, Alfred Bester (1913-1987) 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. With its sly potshotting at corporate skulduggery, this book seems utterly contemporary, and has maintained its status as an underground classic for fifty years. (Bester fans should also note that iPicturebooks has reprinted The Demolished Man, which won the very first Hugo Award in 1953.) Alfred Bester was among the first important authors of contemporary science fiction. His passionate novels of worldly adventure, high intellect, and tremendous verve, The Stars My Destination and the Hugo Award winning The Demolished Man, established Bester as a science-fiction grandmaster, a reputation that was ratified by the Science Fiction Writers of America shortly before his death. Bester also was an acclaimed journalist for Holiday magazine, a reviewer for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and even a writer for Superman.

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Story - The central plot is fairly entertaining. - Goodreads
The plot seems as likely and believable now as ever. - Goodreads
... a metaphysical and surprisingly hopeful ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jim O'donnell - Goodreads

The Stars My Destination is without-a-doubt, science-fiction. Original ideas for it's time, but ignoring when this was written and pitching it against modern sci-fi, it's ideas appear as nothing new ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jaspal - Goodreads

This book is a science fiction adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo. I did not know this before reading this book and was let down when I started recognizing all the borrowed plot lines from The ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

ALFRED BESTER was born in 1913. His fiction career included writing for the pulp magazines, comics, radio, and television. His extraordinary book, The Demolished Man, was the first winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel and was followed by the brilliant novels The Stars My Destination, The Computer Connection, Golem100, and The Deceivers, and numerous short stories. Bester was honored by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America with a Grandmaster Award. He died in 1987.

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