The Stars My Destination (originally called Tiger! Tiger!, from William Blake’s poem “The Tyger”) is a science fiction novel by Alfred Bester, first published in Galaxy magazine as a 4-part serial, beginning in the October 1956 issue.
The Stars My Destination is, in one sense, a science-fiction adaption of Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo. It is the study of a man completely lacking in imagination or ambition, Gulliver Foyle. Fate transforms “Gully” Foyle in an instant; shipwrecked in space, then abandoned by a passing luxury liner, Foyle becomes a monomaniacal and sophisticated monster bent upon revenge. Wearing many masks, learning many skills, this “worthless” man pursues his goals relentlessly; no price is too high to pay.