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Paperback S.F. Masterworks

By (author) Frederik Pohl

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  • Publisher: Gollancz
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 197mm x 16mm | 185g
  • Publication date: 11 May 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1857989465
  • ISBN 13: 9781857989465
  • Edition statement: Paperback Edition
  • Sales rank: 72,893

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Ill luck made Roger Torraway the subject of the Man Plus Programe, but it was deliberate biological engineering which turned him into a monster -- a machine perfectly adapted to survive on Mars. For according to computer predictions, Mars is humankind's only alternative to extinction. But beneath his monstrous exterior, Torraway still carries a man's capacity for suffering.

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SALES POINTS * #29 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. * Winner of the Nebula Award * 'A spellbinding book written by a brilliant writer at the height of his powers' Times Literary Supplement * 'Brilliant' J. G. Ballard

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A man-on-Mars project, set against darkening threats of global war, that involves removing or replacing most of a human body to create a "Martian" able to withstand alien atmospheric conditions. The first man to submit to this grotesque torture dies in the process; the second is Roger Torraway, dimly starting to realize his wife's unfaithfulness while a team of experts, including her lover, baby him through the complex rebuilding of every sense and data-interpreting function. Meanwhile, another shadowy presence silently monitors the entire precarious project. . . . Pohl, a pro's pro, produces a rapid, slick narrative held together by the finely imagined situation of the bewildered, cuckolded Roger. (Kirkus Reviews)