Man Plus (Panther science fiction)

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The award-winning account of a man changed beyond all recognition so that he can be part of a bold experiment to live on Mars

Ill luck made Roger Torraway the subject of the Man Plus Programme, 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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"Frederik Pohl, one of the old pros of the genre, never takes unnecessary risks. For him, science fiction is a form of play--an excusable indulgence since he plays it so much better than most people." "--The New York Times Book Review"
"We might expect a Frederik Pohl novel to be solid, competent, thoroughly readable sf, well-plotted and brilliantly dramatized. "Man Plus" is all of these, and it is also horrifyingly believable, a dark mirror held up to today's world..."Man Plus" is probably Frederik Pohl's best novel so far, and surely one of the most exciting, brilliantly conceived and capably-written sf novels of the past decade.""--"John Sladek, "Foundation"
"Pohl is quietly ready to discuss just about any aspect of literature, science, publishing, or politics, and his decades of experience in speculative fiction make him a trove of knowledge. But don't let his nice-guy reputation fool you. If you're going to brag to Frederik Pohl about not reading science fiction, you'd better duck."""--"Amazing Stories
""The most consistently able writer science fiction, in all its forms, has yet produced." --Kingsley Amis, author of "New Maps of Hell"
"Peerless in his own generation, with few equals of any age. One of the 50 most influential people in the Chicago Book World."--"Newscity"
"One of the grand old men of SF."--"Publishers Weekly"

Frederik Pohl, one of the old pros of the genre, never takes unnecessary risks. For him, science fiction is a form of play--an excusable indulgence since he plays it so much better than most people. "The New York Times Book Review"

We might expect a Frederik Pohl novel to be solid, competent, thoroughly readable sf, well-plotted and brilliantly dramatized. "Man Plus" is all of these, and it is also horrifyingly believable, a dark mirror held up to today's world..."Man Plus" is probably Frederik Pohl's best novel so far, and surely one of the most exciting, brilliantly conceived and capably-written sf novels of the past decade. "John Sladek, Foundation"

Pohl is quietly ready to discuss just about any aspect of literature, science, publishing, or politics, and his decades of experience in speculative fiction make him a trove of knowledge. But don't let his nice-guy reputation fool you. If you're going to brag to Frederik Pohl about not reading science fiction, you'd better duck. "Amazing Stories"

The most consistently able writer science fiction, in all its forms, has yet produced. "Kingsley Amis, author of New Maps of Hell"

Peerless in his own generation, with few equals of any age. One of the 50 most influential people in the Chicago Book World. "Newscity"

One of the grand old men of SF. "Publishers Weekly""

"Frederik Pohl, one of the old pros of the genre, never takes unnecessary risks. For him, science fiction is a form of play--an excusable indulgence since he plays it so much better than most people." --The New York Times Book Review

"We might expect a Frederik Pohl novel to be solid, competent, thoroughly readable sf, well-plotted and brilliantly dramatized. Man Plus is all of these, and it is also horrifyingly believable, a dark mirror held up to today's world...Man Plus is probably Frederik Pohl's best novel so far, and surely one of the most exciting, brilliantly conceived and capably-written sf novels of the past decade." --John Sladek, Foundation

"Pohl is quietly ready to discuss just about any aspect of literature, science, publishing, or politics, and his decades of experience in speculative fiction make him a trove of knowledge. But don't let his nice-guy reputation fool you. If you're going to brag to Frederik Pohl about not reading science fiction, you'd better duck." --Amazing Stories

"The most consistently able writer science fiction, in all its forms, has yet produced." --Kingsley Amis, author of New Maps of Hell

"Peerless in his own generation, with few equals of any age. One of the 50 most influential people in the Chicago Book World." --Newscity

"One of the grand old men of SF." --Publishers Weekly

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