- Taschenbuch: 272 Seiten
- Verlag: Gollancz (11. März 1999)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1857988140
- ISBN-13: 978-1857988147
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12,9 x 2,3 x 19,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 112 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 349.513 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Stars My Destination (S.F. Masterworks) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 11. März 1999
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Long out of print, and hugely influential on both the SF New Wave of the 60s and the cyberpunks of the 80s, Bester's second novel is a fast-moving pyrotechnic extravaganza with enough bloodshed for Tarantino and enough social analysis for Marx. The solar system is torn by warfare--the discovery of a human capacity to move short distances by the power of mind has blown open the balance of economic power. A marooned spaceman, Gully Foyle, seeks revenge on the ship and crew that left him to rot, and pursues them among hereditary industrialists, sensory-deprived monks, circus freaks and the convicts of the deepest Hell on Earth. Marked by hideous facial tattoos, and haunted by his own flaming double, there is nothing that Foyle will not do-- and he is pursued by a selection of Furies as highly coloured as himself. Bester's profligate imagination gives us Dagenham, the radioactive courier, Jizbella, the consummate feminist thief, Robin, the one-way telepath, Ang-Yeovil, secret master of intelligence and Olivia, the albino who sees infra-red. Streetwise and high-gloss, this is one of the finest of SF classics, full of evocative scenery and much-imitated stylistic gimmicks that for once work perfectly. --Roz Kaveney
you can see seeds of science fiction's next half century sprinkled throughout its pacy. compulsive narrative SFX -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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And if you try it out and like it, go buy The Demolished Man as well. You won't be disappointed. As for Bester's short stories, they are strongly recommended and easily available in the two volumes Redemolished and Virtual Unrealities.
Bester is one of science fiction's greatest, and influenced the whole cyberpunk bunch of authors -- only he wrote more thrillingly and with more humor, and that three decades before the cyberpunk bores.
The book is an excellent action-adventure , Gully is violent , dark-mooded , unstopble and cruel. He fights against a whole society from the inside and in a way , wins.
What is so great about it is the way Bester created this world where it's obvious you can teleport (given you know where you are and where you're going) , you must file official reports about your distance-jumping grade (according to mental level) in order to get even a simple job!
Gully Foyle himself is one of , I guess , the most memmorable protagonists in all the field of science fiction ever. So dark , focused , unrelenting , cruel , fast and not-forgivin (hu-hu).
Any way , I could just keep on and on - buy it.
We start by finding our man Foyle near-death in a starship that has been cast adrift in space. As this not-too-bright crewman struggles to survive, a ship approaches that could help him. However, it doesn't. Instead, it flies away. The rest of the book consists of Foyle's angry, obsessed quest to get revenge upon that ship and the people who own it. We encounter telepathy and "jaunting" (instantaneous travel through the power of the mind--a mixture of telepathy with a Star Trek transporter). We find robber barons, three-ring circuses, violence. Bester does not apologize for the violence in his story (unlike some fiction today), he is writing a straight adventure story, with all the pitfalls and danger and violence that come with it. This is "guys' sci-fi" writ large. If the ending had been resolved a little more realistically, it would have been perfect. That said, buy it anyway.
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I enjoyed the ideas as much as the characters! A really must read book. Jaunte into scifi with this one 😉Vor 21 Monaten von Numino veröffentlicht
My brother gave me some of his beloved sf novels. He advised me to read Bester's title first. So i did. Once I got started I finished it in two days only. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 6. Februar 2011 von KalyanaMitrah
It was not an accident that one of the great in-jokes of Babylon 5 was that the evil genius of Psi-Corps was named Alfred Bester. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 16. Juli 2000 veröffentlicht
WARNING! This book contains some of the most graphic description of senseless brutal rape I have ever read in science fiction. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 13. Juni 2000 veröffentlicht
I was hoping for a great book here. Especially after the greatwords from everyone around the world. But in the end, it was ( ). Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 27. Mai 2000 von Daniel E. Saulnier
Alfred Bester blew through the field of science fiction like the storm of the century, leaving little behind but making sure that everything else had to be rebuilt from scratch. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 18. April 2000 von Jon Hancock