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Man Plus by Frederik Pohl

Man Plus (original 1976; edition 1977)

by Frederik Pohl

Series: Man Plus (1)

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Title:Man Plus
Authors:Frederik Pohl
Info:Bantam (1977), Paperback
Collections:Your library, Read
Tags:Medical, Own, Nebula Award Winner, Award Winner, Science Fiction, John W. Campbell Award Nominee, Award Nominee, Fiction, Male Author, Read

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Man Plus by Frederik Pohl (1976)


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A dated but technically proficient novel on the United States aspirations to colonise Mars.

Set in a future where the world is on a knife edge of global conflict & destruction the United States forges ahead with a plan to augment a human with various cybernetic systems to be able to survive on the surface of Mars unassisted.

Whilst set in the 'future' it had an air of 1950s visionary future (despite being written in the 1970s) which gave it a dated feel, however that didn't take away from the story line, rather it gave it a quaint feeling.

I enjoyed it, I may in fact check out the sequel Mars Plus in the near future. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Sep 18, 2016 |
Some interesting ideas, some unnecessary sexism, and a "big reveal" at the end which is unrelated to the other issues brought up by the story. ( )
  AltheaAnn | Feb 9, 2016 |
Muito muito bom livro. A história de um homem mais que ultrapassa as mudanças que lhe fazem a nível físico e psicológico, para servir como polo da colonização de Marte quando o planeta terra está em grandes convulsões. ( )
  bruc79 | Jul 31, 2015 |
  ngunity | Nov 23, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Frederik Pohlprimary authorall editionscalculated
Boutsikaris, DennisNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Díez, ManuelaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gamarello, PaulCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gudynas, PeterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harris, JohnCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kindt , AnnemarieTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lappalainen, KimmoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moore, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nenonen, KariTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sawyer, Robert J.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schoenherr, JohnCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Volunteering to be the next transformed cyborg of the Man Plus Project for the colonization of Mars, Roger Torroway is unaware that the Project is being secretly manipulated by an unknown group of shadowy planners. Reprint.

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With the Earth out of water and land and under the threat of nuclear war, the United States looks to Mars for precious resources and prepares a man, mentally and physically, to survive the hostile Martian environment.

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