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and torture Foyle for the whereabouts of the NOMAD wreckage. But he wasted his time with Foyle, he was unaware that Foyle was impossible to crack. Nonetheless, he kept pursuing Foyle to point of sending him to a maximum security cavern hospital where no one has ever jaunted to freedom. Even up to this point of the story, Presteign and his associates still had no clue to Foyle s intentions. Nor did they care, they had bigger problems to worry about. In the ten months Foyle spent at the underground hospital, he befriended another inmate. A woman by the name of Jisbella McQueen. She was in for five years on the account of larceny. With Jis, they worked as a team to escape and traveled back to the NOMAD before Dagenham and company would find it. Through Jis underground connections,

Foyle went through surgical procedure to remove all the color pigment off his tattooed face. His face returned to normal, but at times when he was overwhelmed with emotions, his face would turn flaming red at where the tattoo use to be. It was his permanent curse for life. Over time, Jis had convinced Foyle that his actions towards VORGA were not justified. He approached the whole issue in the wrong way. It wasn t VORGA who ignored his cry for help, but the person who was gave the orders to disregard his plea. And with this new perspective and physical identity, Foyle began collecting information the smart way: by inquiring about the crew who were onboard that one fateful day. Of all the characters, it seemed to me that Jis was the strongest of all side characters. She had the

most reason and common sense above all characters. What helped shaped her character was mainly her upbringing as an independent at a young age. Through her rough life, she managed to be quickwitted with Foyle and tutored him in how to be more civilized and how to deal with things the right way with just plain common sense. Conclusion In the end, Foyle found out the reason they were badgering him about the NOMAD. Other than carrying twenty million in platinum bullion (currency), onboard the wreckage was twenty pounds of pyrE. A piece of metal that helped create the universe in the Big Bang theory. The only way to release an energy of that magnitude was through Will and Idea. Also revealed at the end was who gave the order to leave Foyle drifting in space. To his surprise, it was

someone he fell in love with: Presteign s albino daughter, Olivia. It seemed that she was just as sick and twisted in her own way as Foyle was in his obsession with VORGA. Dismayed at his conclusions, he went on a rampage with pyrE by jaunting across the globe and left pieces of the metal in crowds of people. He was so careless that some residue of the pyrE was left nearby in an old church where he jaunted into. The place exploded and Foyle s life was in jeopardy. He couldn t control himself. With his fear controlling him, he jaunted wildly in and out of the fire hole he was trapped in. He was jaunting through time. An ability that scientists have not even thought to tap into. He jaunted throughout his past, all the way back to when he was in the NOMAD until finally, he jaunted

through outer space. To his final resting place he could truly feel at home, he had jaunted to the NOMAD of the present time. He was back at Sargasso Asteroid. Through his unconscious instinct, he naturally went into the tool locker of the NOMAD and went into a deep sleep in a fetal position. Since the book s publication, many sci-fi readers have enjoyed the Bester s story with great anticipation of what happens next to the characters. Although, it is no comparison to his previous work The Demolished Man.1 I have to admit I couldn t put the book down myself. The entire story focuses around the idea of ESP. Bester proves in his story that anyone can do anything they want if they are motivated enough. For Foyle, he starts out as a nobody and works himself up the social ladder. At

the time of writing his novel, the generation back then was not ready for his graphic content during his day writing for television. To write was his own version of psychotherapy. So, out of frustration, I went back to science fiction in order to keep my cool. 2 And so he wrote and wrote and wrote. He figured that writing sci-fi would comfort him the most because his creativity had no limits in that realm and felt he could anything we damn well please. 3 Bibliography 1. Bester, Alfred, Alfred Bester, Interview by Charles Platt in Dream Makers (New York: Berkeley Books, 1980), p.96 2. Bester, Alfred, My Affair with Science Fiction, Hell s Cartographers (New York: Harper & Row, 1995), p.57 3. Rawdon, Michael, Bookreviews . Online posting. Reviewed Dec. 1996 Available: