The Stars Are My Destination

“...The key turned in the lock of his soul and the door was opened. What emerged expunged the Common Man forever.”
The Stars My Destination ~pg 22
Gully Foyle. Uneducated. No skills. No merits. No recommendations. A short
description given by the author Alfred Bester of his main character as the stereotypical Common Man of humanity. A man who later motivated himself to become something more than just a ‘mere’ man. Within the few pages of just the first chapter, Bester had pulled me into the diluted, freakish mind of Gully Foyle.

the Story...

As the story began, Gulliver Foyle was awaiting death aboard the wreckaged ship NOMAD in deep space. It’s ...

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Instead he was now obsessing himself with the destruction of VORGA. For the first time in his life, Foyle was now motivated. He felt the need to punish and there was nothing anybody could do. He had vowed to himself to fight anything that was a threat towards his plans to destroy the ship that could have saved him.

While floating, into an asteroid belt, he was saved by the Scientific People of the Sargasso Asteroid. A tiny planet that was built by man. Primarily made of rock and two hundred years of salvaged ships. The tiny planet had made a new addition to their planet and population. It’s rather ironic that of all people, Bester had decided to reverse the psychological role of scientists on this planet. He had turned the scientists into our definition of uncultivated savages in society. During his stay with the Scientific People, Foyle was forced into their society whether he liked it or not. They had given him a new
name and tattoo across his face: NOMAD. ...

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man by Presteign. For Presteign, he had his own agenda with Foyle. It seemed that Presteign’s portrayal in the story resembled the stereotype of the ultra obnoxious high society in Hollywood. He would be involved in society, but also involved in political scandal. Deemed as the main opponent to Foyle but hidden behind VORGA.

Along with Presteign, was his faithful side kick Saul Dagenham. Throughout the
story, it was up to Dagenham to dutifully badger and torture Foyle for the whereabouts of the NOMAD wreckage. But he wasted his time with Foyle, he was unaware that Foyle was impossible to crack. Nonetheless, he kept pursuing Foyle to point of sending him to a maximum ...

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Category: English
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