The Cyborg from Earth

The Cyborg from Earth

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Called "the new Arthur C. Clarke" by "The Washington Post Book World" and "a scientist with a fine literary sense" by "The Denver Post," Charles Sheffield has crafted a an exciting adventure about a frustrated teen who just can't seem to do anything right. Jeff Kopal is heir to a powerful military family. He's got everything going for him. Except one thing: Jeff is a total screw-ups. His family has had it. So when Jeff blows off his naval entrance exams he figures his future is basically kaput. Instead, he is being sent by the navy into deep space to deal with rebellious cyborgs. How did that happen? Jeff will have to find out before it's too late. Otherwise, He may become the pawn in someone else's dangerous-and very deadly-game.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 132.08 x 187.96 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1st Starscape ed
  • 0765346249
  • 9780765346247

About Charles Sheffield

Charles Sheffield is a mathematician and theoretical physicist by training. His doctoral work was on Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. Currently Dr. Sheffield works as chief scientist for the Earth Satellite Corporation, a Washington, D.C.-based firm that specializes in the analysis of data gathered from space. The author of thirty previous science fiction novels, including" Cold as Ice" and" The Ganymede Club" from Tor, Sheffield lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife, author Nancy Kress.
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Review quote

"Recalls Heinlein's "Citizen of the Galaxy"--not at all a bad model." --"Booklist"
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124 ratings
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4 38% (47)
3 36% (45)
2 6% (7)
1 1% (1)
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