Originally posted at slangards.multiply.com on Feb 26, '09
"Why? Why reach out to the stars and galaxies? What for?
"Because you're alive, sir."
- Gully Foyle in The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
Despite being a sci-fi nut since grade school, I'd never heard of Alfred Bester until I spotted this book in the bargain bin at National Bookstore, Morayta. At only P30.00, it was a steal (especially since I saw the same book in Megamall for P395.00). It's a nice paperback edition from Gollancz SF, an imprint of Orion Books in the UK, and part of the Masterworks of Science Fiction series; 10 titles by authors like Pohl, Dick, and Vonnegut. The three I found look great on my shelf...