This is a classic sci-fi novel from the 1950's that I had never heard of. I enjoyed it immensely and was rooting for Foyle throughout the book even though he was such a despicable person! The book included several great sci-fi concepts including jaunting (willing yourself through space or teleportation) which makes others means of transportation obsolete, the powerful weapon - PyrE, and use of cyborg technology which enabled Foyle to accelerate by a factor of 5 making it appear as if everyone else is in slow motion. Of course, being written in the 50s also made parts of the story appear dated such as references to powerful families and corporations like Montgomery Ward and the Kodak clan. I'm sure by the 25th century when this novel takes place, these names would be forever forgotten. But overall, this was a great read that I should probably reread in the future.
Awesome! A must for any sci-fi fan.
A SF classic. The Neil Gaiman intro is worth reading too.
This tale could have easily been titled "The Demolished Man," of course, Bester had that tiled reserved for another of his classics. The main character, Gully Folye, is a classic conflicted hero and I hope this tale is studied in a classroom or two. The tale is packed with fast paced adventure but it is much more literature than simple pulp fiction.
One of the Two best Science Fiction Books I have ever read!