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Gully Foyle in WOLP
Posted by: Anonymous User (
Date: January 03, 2008 02:12AM

I was so delighted to see this small reference to one of my all-time favorite SF novels, a book from the 50's by Alfred Bester titled "The Stars My Destination." Gully appears during the WOLP awards meeting and offers to help Thursday with the troublemakers. He introduces himself with a variation of a piece of doggerel from the novel:

"Gully Foyle is my name,
And Terra is my station,
Deep space is my dwelling place,
And death my destination."

But the last line should read "...the stars my destination" (i.e. the title of the book. But perhaps that was too much of a give-away. It is however worth noting that "Stars.." has as its major plot premiss the development of the ability to teleport (called "jaunting" in the novel), an activity quite similar to the ability of Thursday (et al) to "jump" from novel to novel, time to time, place to place, and character to character.

Re: Gully Foyle in WOLP
Posted by: MuseSusan (
Date: January 03, 2008 06:48PM

Hmmm…that's one of those books I've heard of, but never read. I better pick it up!

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