Alfred Bester

The Stars My Destination

1956-06-14

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Author
Alfred Bester
Date
1956-06-14 First published
Publication Location United Kingdom
Genre
Language English
Notes The Stars My Destination is a science fiction novel by American writer Alfred Bester. Set in the 24th or 25th century, which varies between editions of the book, when humans have colonized the Solar System, it tells the story of Gully [Gulliver] Foyle, a teleporter driven by a burning desire for revenge.

Its first publication was in book form in June 1956 in the United Kingdom, where it was titled Tiger! Tiger!, named after William Blake's poem "The Tyger", the first verse of which is printed as the first page of the novel. The book remains widely known under that title in the markets in which this edition was circulated.

It was subsequently serialized in Galaxy magazine in four parts beginning with the October 1956 issue. A working title was Hell's My Destination, and the book was also associated with the name The Burning Spear.

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