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    Man Plus (S.F. Masterworks) (Paperback) By (author) Frederik Pohl

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    DescriptionIll 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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    Man Plus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frederik Pohl
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 185 g
    ISBN 13: 9781857989465
    ISBN 10: 1857989465

    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    Libri: B-232
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000
    Thema V1.0: FL
    Edition statement
    Paperback Edition
    Orion Publishing Co
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    Publication date
    11 May 2000
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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
    Review text
    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)