Author: Phyllis Eisenstein
Gully Foyle, Mechanic's Mate 3rd Class, is the only survivor on his drifting, wrecked spaceship.
Author: Alfred Bester
Gully Foyle, Mechanic's Mate 3rd Class, is the only survivor on his drifting, wrecked spaceship. When another space vessel, the Vorga, ignores his distress flares and sails by, Foyle becomes a man obsessed with revenge. He endures 170 days alone in deep space before finding refuge on the Sargasso Asteroid and then returning to Earth to track down the crew and owners of the Vorga. But, as he works out his murderous grudge, Foyle also uncovers a secret of momentous proportions.
Author: Byron Preiss
Author: Alfred Bester
Publisher: Marvel Enterprises
In this pulse-quickening novel, Alfred Bester imagines a future in which people "jaunte" a thousand miles with a single thought, where the rich barricade themselves in labyrinths and protect themselves with radioactive hit men--and where an inarticulate outcast is the most valuable and dangerous man alive.
Author: Alfred Bester
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.
Author: Alfred Bester
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Special hardcover limited edition of the graphic novel adaptation of Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination. This production is one of the first sophisticated "full color" American graphic novels first published in 1979. #5 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. "Science fiction has only produced a few works of actual genius, and this is one of them"-Joe Haldeman "Bester at the peak of his powers is, quite simply, unbeatable" -James Lovegrove 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 skullduggery, The Stars My Destination 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 s.f. 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.
THE STARS MY DESTINATION When The Stars My Destination first appeared (in
England as Tiger! Tiger! in 1956 and revised with its present title here in 1957), it
received mixed reviews. Critics praised its invention and originality, but ...
Author: Carolyn Wendell
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Category: Literary Criticism
A chronology, study, annotated bibliography of Bester's works, both within and outside of the science fiction genre.
manifested for that, and is defined by a linguistic concretization that centers
attention on the materiality of the signifier in a manner almost unheard of within
the boundaries of popular narrative. Only The Stars My Destination rivals it for ...
Author: Scott Bukatman
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Scott Bukatman's Terminal Identity—referring to both the site of the termination of the conventional "subject" and the birth of a new subjectivity constructed at the computer terminal or television screen--puts to rest any lingering doubts of the significance of science fiction in contemporary cultural studies. Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge, both of the history of science fiction narrative from its earliest origins, and of cultural theory and philosophy, Bukatman redefines the nature of human identity in the Information Age. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary theories of the postmodern—including Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway, and Jean Baudrillard—Bukatman begins with the proposition that Western culture is suffering a crisis brought on by advanced electronic technologies. Then in a series of chapters richly supported by analyses of literary texts, visual arts, film, video, television, comics, computer games, and graphics, Bukatman takes the reader on an odyssey that traces the postmodern subject from its current crisis, through its close encounters with technology, and finally to new self-recognition. This new "virtual subject," as Bukatman defines it, situates the human and the technological as coexistent, codependent, and mutally defining. Synthesizing the most provocative theories of postmodern culture with a truly encyclopedic treatment of the relevant media, this volume sets a new standard in the study of science fiction—a category that itself may be redefined in light of this work. Bukatman not only offers the most detailed map to date of the intellectual terrain of postmodern technology studies—he arrives at new frontiers, providing a propitious launching point for further inquiries into the relationship of electronic technology and culture.
Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination: The Graphic Story Adapt at inn.
Adapted by Byron Preiss. Illustrated by Howard V.Chaykin. New York: Epic
Comics/Marvel Comics, 1992. Iv. (unpaged). ISBN 0-87135-881-6. Lush, intense
Author: D. Aviva Rothschild
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
The first of its kind, this annotated guide describes and evaluates more than 400 works in English. Rothschild's lively annotations discuss important features of each work-including the quality of the graphics, characterizations, dialogue, and the appropriate audience-and introduces mainstream readers to the variety and quality of graphic novels, helps them distinguish between classics and hackwork, and alerts experienced readers to material they may not have discovered. Designed for individuals who need information about graphic novels and for those interested in acquiring them, this book will especially appeal to librarians, booksellers, bookstore owners, educators working with teen and reluctant readers, as well as to readers interested in this genre.
harness his teleporting power and finds that reference points "memorized" as
jump destinations are usable for only a limited time. An entire teleporting society
in Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination is similarly restricted by the need to ...
Author: Gary Westfahl
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Fantasy fiction, American
A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.
THE PRIMARY REASON this volume exists is a novel I read when I was eighteen
years old: The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester. I'd read a number of
science fiction novels that I liked a great deal—books that I remember fondly to
Author: Joe Hill
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Science fiction and fantasy enjoy a long literary tradition, stretching from Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells, and Jules Verne to Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, and William Gibson. In The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2015 award-winning editor John Joseph Adams delivers a diverse and vibrant collection of stories published in the previous year. Featuring writers with deep science fiction and fantasy backgrounds, along with those who are infusing traditional fiction with speculative elements, these stories uphold a longstanding tradition in both genres—looking at the world and asking, What if . . . ? The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2015 includes Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman, Karen Russell T. C. Boyle, Sofia Samatar, Jo Walton, Cat Rambo Daniel H. Wilson, Seanan McGuire, Jess Row and others.
Rowling's World Book Day chat in 2004 revealed that the otter is her favourite
animal, and she confided in another of those many ... Alfred Bester's famous
1956 SF novel The Stars My Destination (also published in Britain as Tiger! Tiger
!) is ...
Author: David Langford
Publisher: Hachette UK
THE END OF HARRY POTTER is the perfect companion volume for all Harry Potter fans. Award-winning writer and Potter fan David Langford delves into the six Harry Potter books to explore J.K. Rowling's universe and characters, and shows in detail how cleverly J.K. Rowling has woven her world. This is the book for you if you are one of the gazillions of readers who find themselves wondering about horcruxes and Deatheaters and Dark Lords ... Langford looks at questions like: *What are the remaining horcruxes, the places He Who Shall Not Be Named has stashed his soul so he can never die? *Does Harry himself bear a part of the Dark Lord's soul in his scar? *Is that why Harry understands Parseltongue - and if not, why does he speak the language of the serpentssss? *What will happen when Harry is technically a grown-up, and no longer under the protection of his Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia? *Is Albus Dumbledore really dead? *Whose side is Severus Snape really on? *Will Hogwarts survive the final, apocalyptic battle between Harry and You-Know-Who? Don't know the answers? Then read THE END OF HARRY POTTER!
Palumbo discusses the monomyth in the Flowers for Algernon, The Stars My
Destination, Herbert's Duneseries, and Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun and
The Urth of the New Sun in, respectively, “The Monomyth in Daniel Keyes'
Flowers for ...
Author: Donald E. Palumbo
Category: Literary Criticism
One of the great intellectual achievements of the 20th century, Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces is an elaborate articulation of the monomyth: the narrative pattern underlying countless stories from the most ancient myths and legends to the films and television series of today. The monomyth's fundamental storyline, in Campbell's words, sees "the hero venture forth from the world of the common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons to his fellow man." Campbell asserted that the hero is each of us--thus the monomyth's endurance as a compelling plot structure. This study examines the monomyth in the context of Campbell's The Hero and discusses the use of this versatile narrative in 26 films and two television shows produced between 1960 and 2009, including the initial Star Wars trilogy (1977-1983), The Time Machine (1960), Logan's Run (1976), Escape from New York (1981), Tron (1982), The Terminator (1984), The Matrix (1999), the first 11 Star Trek films (1979-2009), and the Sci Fi Channel's miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune (2000) and Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (2003).
Well, recently, going to a number of successful literary readings, I've thought: “
Anything too silly to be read to oneself can ... The Stars My Destination is
inarguably the better novel—not only was it written first, but its breadth of vision is
Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Award-winning novelist Samuel R. Delany has written a book for creative writers to place alongside E. M. Forster’s Aspects of the Novel and Lajos Egri’s Art of Dramatic Writing. Taking up specifics (When do flashbacks work, and when should you avoid them? How do you make characters both vivid and sympathetic?) and generalities (How are novels structured? How do writers establish serious literary reputations today?), Delany also examines the condition of the contemporary creative writer and how it differs from that of the writer in the years of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and the high Modernists. Like a private writing tutorial, About Writing treats each topic with clarity and insight. Here is an indispensable companion for serious writers everywhere.
The. Stars. My. Destination. Also known as: Tiger! Tiger! 1956 Work Author: Alfred
Bester The plot for this extravagant space opera, which also appeared as Tiger!
Tiger!, is quite openly patterned after The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander ...
Author: Don D'Ammassa
Publisher: Infobase Learning
Category: Science fiction, American
Presents articles on the science fiction genre of literature, including authors, themes, significant works, and awards.
During the mid-1950s, the Besters lived for several years in Europe, where his
other famous sf novel, The Stars My Destination (1957), was written; it may derive
its title from the motto of Bester's college debating society (sic iter ad astra, “in this
Author: Arthur B. Evans
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
The best single-volume anthology of science fiction available—includes online teacher’s guide
... 201, 204, 205, 206, 208, 210 Stanley, Augustus Owsley, III. See Owsley
Stanley Brothers, 139 Stanley, Henry Morton, 338 “Stardust”, xv Starry Night Over
the Rhone (painting), 267 The Stars My Destination (Bester), 249 “The Star-
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers Weekly). The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. How do they do all this? To provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter. And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them. An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective’s love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Including essays by Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter’s original illustrations, whimsical elements in the lyrics are brought to light, showcasing the American legend that is present in so many songs. A gorgeous keepsake edition of the Dead’s official annotated lyrics, The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an absolute must-have for the fiftieth anniversary—you won’t think of this cultural icon the same way again. In fact, founding band member Bob Weir said: “This book is great. Now I’ll never have to explain myself.”
A bloke with a Polish name was keen on us to try a bunch of the outer-London
pubs. We were flattered. ... That was where I bought the first modern SF novel I
read, a serial in Galaxy of Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination. I loved it.
Author: Michael Moorcock
Publisher: Tor Books
Almost anyone who has read or written Science Fiction or fantasy has been inspired by the work of Michael Moorcock. His literary flair and grand sense of adventure have been evident since his controversial first novel Behold the Man, through the stories and novels featuring his most famous character, Elric of Melniboné, to his fantasy masterpiece, Gloriana, winner of both the Campbell Memorial and World Fantasy, awards for best novel. Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, and Michael Chabon all cite Moorcock as a major influence; as editor of New Worlds magazine, he helped launch the careers of many of his contemporaries, including Harlan Ellison, Philip K. Dick, and J. G. Ballard. Tor Books now proudly presents Moorcock's first independent novel in nine years, a tale both fantastical and autobiographical, a celebration of London and what it meant to be young there in the years after World War II. The Whispering Swarm is the first in a trilogy that will follow a young man named Michael as he simultaneously discovers himself and a secret realm hidden deep in the heart of London. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Terry A. Murray
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
Since the appearance of the first science fiction magazine in 1926, thousands of short stories have been published in periodicals devoted to the genre. These stories cover a wide range of subjects, from spacecraft to the human condition, and feature little-known authors as well as masters like Ellison and Asimov. In the past, finding which issue of what magazine ran a certain story was nearly impossible. This much-needed reference tool provides valuable assistance in the daunting task of locating short stories published in science fiction magazines, providing exhaustive indexes to magazines, authors, and titles, allowing a variety of options for research on 34,000 stories appearing in nearly 5,000 issues of 133 genre magazines. Stories from all major American publications, as well as from several minor periodicals, are indexed. Also included is an appendix of the best known and most prolific contributors, giving the titles of all their stories in this work (necessary because the huge author index does not show titles). A guide to how to use this book clarifies its features for the researcher.
stration of futurolinguistics by Professor Trottelreiner, his guide in the tale's “
cryptopsychemocratic” utopia of the future: “A ... Like the jaunting (the ability of
bodies to make telekinetic jumps) of Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination (
Author: Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
As the world undergoes daily transformations through the application of technoscience to every aspect of life, science fiction has become an essential mode of imagining the horizons of possibility. However much science fiction texts vary in artistic quality and intellectual sophistication, they share in a mass social energy and a desire to imagine a collective future for the human species and the world. At this moment, a strikingly high proportion of films, commercial art, popular music, video and computer games, and non-genre fiction have become what Csicsery-Ronay calls science fictional, stimulating science-fictional habits of mind. We no longer treat science fiction as merely a genre-engine producing formulaic effects, but as a mode of awareness, which frames experiences as if they were aspects of science fiction. The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction describes science fiction as a constellation of seven diverse cognitive attractions that are particularly formative of science-fictionality. These are the “seven beauties” of the title: fictive neology, fictive novums, future history, imaginary science, the science-fictional sublime, the science-fictional grotesque, and the Technologiade, or the epic of technsocience’s development into a global regime.