Man Plus, Paperback
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781857989465



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A solid piece of science fiction by one of the masters. Even though it was written back in the 70s it still holds up well today, which cannot be said for much of the science fiction from that decade. The depiction the world on the edge seems even more prescient today. Pohl springs some interesting surprises at the end. Quite literally in the last couple of pages.

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It's been a while since I read this. However, I just remember thinking how well written and fresh it felt. I didn't realize until much later that this book is a classic from years back. I think this proves that Pohl is really one of the great SF writers of all time. His work stands the test of time very well.

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