Stars My Destination

ISBN-10: 1876963468
ISBN-13: 9781876963460
Edition: 2013
Authors: Alfred Bester
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: ibooks, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990

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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