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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. First published in 1956 (as Tiger! 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. (Bester fans should also note that Vintage has reprinted The Demolished Man, which won the very first Hugo Award in 1953.) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
you can see seeds of science fiction's next half century sprinkled throughout its pacy. compulsive narrative SFX --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Even though it was not the cheapest exemplary of this book on Amazon, I got the book in time for Christmas and that's what matters. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Judith C Fournier
Yup... it's The Count of Monte Cristo. But not a bad facimile - in the same way The Bridges of Maddison County was a copy of Noel Cowards,"Brief Encounter. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2010 by Some Bloke
What a great book! And what a stupendous character is Gully Foyle! Brutish, nasty, self-centered, focussed, he hurts anyone and everyone in the drive for his answer: why he was... Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2004 by Killer Pooh
Why this hasn't been made into a full length motion picture, I haven't a clue.
And who could star in this awesome epic as our enigmatic hero??? Read more
I thought Asimov was the godfather of sci-fi, and then only recently I discovered Alfred Bester. This book is easily the best sci-fi novel I have read. Read morePublished on Dec 23 2003 by Will Merydith
This is a book of frightening intensity. Bester's imagination was truly boundless. I agree with the writer of the foreword that the original title, "Tiger, Tiger! Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2003 by Pax Ahimsa Gethen
An excellent book that will inspire the reader to pursue his/her dreams whatever they may be. The main message to be learned is that a person must never give up even if everything... Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2003 by James Moss
My favorite Science Fiction book. Read this book and watch an ordinary "dim witted" man turn into a highly intellegent monster. Read morePublished on July 4 2003 by "egj10"