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Tiger Tiger Summary Ä 104 Dagenham the radioactive courier Jizbella the consummate feminist thief Robin the one way telepath Ang Yeovil secret master of intelligence and Olivia the albino who sees infra red Streetwise and high gloss this is one of the finest of SF classics full of evocative scenery and much imitated stylistic gimmicks that for once work perfectly Roz KaveneyCover Artist Richard PowersFirst appeared in book form under Tiger Tige. Grab no guesses you Read it is allThis book has been uite the ride Gully Foyle is your guide in a future where teleportation jaunting is the main mode of transportation and where interplanetary tensions seem to mount up to an unavoidable Solar System War Gully Foyle is a guide you might not like very much but boy will he take you places You ll feast your eyes on locations such as Nightmare Theatre Freak Factory sub terranean prisons a Sedative Garden and an asteroid consisting of salvaged wreckage inhabited by savage scientists On top of that you ll be taking short trips to the Moon Mars and beyond You ll meet colourful and some extravagantly colourless characters on the way death head Dagenham being one of my personal favorites Better be uick though because Foyle isn t waiting up He moves fast and in straight lines through walls through people through morals through conventions through dimensional limits through action packed chapters that will make your head spin Why might you not like Gully Foyle you ask He s a cockroach An angry one at that with a simple mind set on revenge Anything that stands in his way anyone who tries to trample him is in for a surprise He survives against all odds And you know what stuff that doesn t kill you really does Right Your guide will evolve his instinct for survival will always be that split second uicker than whatever wants to end himAnd as your guide grows stronger you might despite a very shaky start grow to like him Don t be surprised if you would see an ugly tattooed face next to the encyclopedia entry of character development It s Gully Foyle the developing character extraordinaire He might start off as a man too easy for trouble too slow for fun too empty for friendship too lazy for love a shell of a man throwing the angry uestion into the void What s a matter me Help you goddamn gods Help is all but as this cockroach grows stronger he also grows wiser The cockroach will meet himself A confrontation that if handled succesfully will take him to the stars

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Tiger Tiger Summary Ä 104 Long out of print and hugely influential on both the SF New Wave of the 60s and the cyberpunks of the 80s Bester's second novel is a fast moving pyrotechnic extravaganza with enough bloodshed for Tarantino and enough social analysis for Marx The solar system is torn by warfare the discovery of a human capacity to move short distances by the power of mind has blown open the balance of economic power A marooned spaceman G. Gully Foyle is my nameTerra is my nationDeep space is my dwelling placeThe stars my destinationSci fi from its formative days is funny Not funny ha ha not always anyway but funny weirdat least for me I am often unable to get over the clunky writing and wispy plots despite the many cool ideas on display Sometimes even a premise as cool as a galaxy spanning empire held together by the prods and pokes of a few cognoscenti using an arcane sociological science still can t make a plodding plot with artless prose and paper thin characters readable to me sorry Mr Asimov At other times the founders of the genre can suffer by comparison to their descendants who have taken the ideas that while new and fresh when they used them seem old and tired when you come to the foundational works after seeing them presented elsewhere often with compelling characters and well crafted prose Then there are books like this one written by Alfred Bester and you understand why some classics are still classicsGully Foyle is a gutter boy A low brainless brute barely able to act as a Mechanic s Mate 3rd class on the spaceship Nomad oiling and wiping the machines and acknowledged by his superiors to be a human dead end Then the passing ship Vorga left him to rot the only survivor on a crippled ship in the void So in five seconds he was born he lived and he died After thirty years of existence and six months of torture Gully Foyle the sterotype Common Man was no The key turned in the lock of his soul and the door was openedA purpose had been found that could open up all of the potential this beast man had within him vengeance From here we follow Foyle as he lifts himself out of the pit physically at least by his bootstraps and ingeniously contrives both his own rescue and the plans that set him on the path that will allow him to fulfill his oath I find you Vorga I find you I kill you Vorga I kill you filthy All the while his spirit stews in the morass from which his body could escape and he becomes a rapist thug and purveyor of violence in pursuit of his goal No price is too high to reach it whether it be imprisonment or social isolation no obstacle can stand in his way whether it be the most powerful institutions in the world or the human dignity of those he uses Beware Gully Foyle is on his wayBester s prose is well wrought and carries us briskly along with Foyle on his uest from the gutter tongue of the 25th century into which he was born to the refined prose of the high society parties which Foyle must infiltrate Bester also does a fine job of describing his world and his ability to portray everything from the rigours of Gully s six month survival in a broken hulk in deep space a gruelling moment at a time to the weird and wonderful portrayal of Foyle s trauma induced synaesthesia later in the book is astonishing I was dazzled There are also ideas packed into one slim volume than you can shake a stick at and all of them are foundational in the genre cybernetic implants for physical and mental enhancement personal teleportation with many of the social ramifications of its existence worked out in the story world ending manufactured compounds that leave the future of humanity lying on a knife s edge a world controlled by pseudo feudal multinational corporations a forgotten society of future primitives living on a lonely asteroid tattooing their faces with hideous designs and worshipping a debased form of the scientific methodand the list goes on Why were they able at their best to do this kind of thing in the old days in one slim volume while today a writer would have taken half of these ideas or even one and written a two thousand page multi volume epic out of it Add to that the cast of characters that are almost all eually memorable and well drawn the megalomaniac Presteign of Presteign a man of wealth and power cognisant of little save his own desires and dignity his eually powerful daughter the beautiful blind albino Olivia an ice princess who sees the world in the infra red and electro magnetic spectrums and carries her own dark secrets the memorably named Jisbella Mcueen Jiz to her friends thanks very much a criminal miscreant both attracted to and repulsed by Foyle and the man with the death s head smile Saul Dagenham a scientist made hot by an accident that has left him a radioactive outcast able to interact with others in only a limited wayI must admit that while I thoroughly enjoyed this book from the start I was minded to give it a three star rating until I came to the climax and Bester managed to turn a scarred brutal criminal into an altruistic saviour for a mankind as lost and directionless as he had been One key had turned and made Gully Foyle into a remorseless machine for vengeance another eually harsh set of trials then took this driven creature and made him into someone able to see the root of humanity s need and try his best to give them the key to their own awakening I challenge you me Die or live and be great Blow yourselves to Christ gone or come and find me Gully Foyle and I make you men I make you great I give you the starsWhat a great read Highly recommendedBester also gets extra points for having written the silver age Green Lantern oath a ditty almost as cool as the one uoted above about Gully FoyleAlso posted at Shelf Inflicted

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Tiger Tiger Summary Ä 104 Ully Foyle seeks revenge on the ship and crew that left him to rot and pursues them among hereditary industrialists sensory deprived monks circus freaks and the convicts of the deepest Hell on Earth Marked by hideous facial tattoos and haunted by his own flaming double there is nothing that Foyle will not do and he is pursued by a selection of Furies as highly coloured as himself Bester's profligate imagination gives us. WOW BOB WOW GULLY FOYLE IS FAST AND FURIOUS A MADMAN OUT FOR VENGEANCE LEFT FOR DEAD NOT ONCE BUT TWICE HE IS HUMAN JUGGERNAUT HE IS FORCE MAJEURE HE IS BOTH ROCK AND HARD PLACE HE HURTLES THROUGH SPACE TIME MISADVENTURE HE WEARS MANY FACES A LOVER AND A RAPIST THE MOST VIOLENT MAN IN THE ROOM THE ANGRIEST BOY EVER A HUMAN TIMEBOMB HIS FACIAL TATTOOS A TIGER A TIGER BURNING BRIGHT THE ONLY GIRL FOR HIM ANOTHER SOCIOPATHTHE ONLY DESTINATION FOR HIM THE STARS LITERALLYTHIS HOLY NEANDERTHAL IS HUMANITY S FUTURE HOPEa thrilling narrative a challenging protagonist a metaphysical and surprisingly hopeful ending a great classic


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  • Paperback
  • 197
  • Tiger Tiger
  • Alfred Bester
  • English
  • 27 January 2020
  • 9780451013897