By The Last Breath Of The Four Winds That Blow
The Stars My Destination
By Alfred Bester
Alfred Bester’s 1956 The Stars My Destination is a standalone tale of REVENGE! And a change of heart.
Psychic teleportation transformed society. The economic effects triggered war between the Inner Planets and the Outer Satellites.
Gulliver Foyle survived the destruction of the interplanetary space craft Nomad only to spend six months trapped on the hulk. When finally another ship, the Vorga, came within rescue range, Foyle was quick to fire off distress signals. Inexplicably, the Vorga ignored the flares and continued on its way.
Until this moment, Foyle had been an entirely unremarkable prole, uneducated, unmotivated, and destined to live and die in obscurity. Vorga’s act gave Foyle the motivation he had previously lacked. Now he has goals: survive and make the crew of Vorga pay for leaving him in deep space.