Alfred Bester Writing Styles in The Stars My Destination

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Point of View

Written in third person, the book is largely told from the perspective of uneducated Gully Foyle. He is a simple man, a crude man and one bent on revenge. His rage permeates much of the first half of the book, but it is his single-minded purpose that colors every scene and interaction. What little is seen of the thoughts of other characters is often in direct relation to Gully Foyle and his quest.

Setting

The Stars My Destination takes place 500 years into the future in a solar system that expands humanity's influence to the stars and other planets. There is a war brewing between Inner and Outer Planets because jaunting has disrupted trade and the needs of the populace. There is a feeling of impending doom because humanity is stagnating even in their desire to explore and develop and evolve. When Charles Fort Jaunte discovers the...

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