Book Reviews of Man Plus

Man Plus
Man Plus
Author: Frederik Pohl
ISBN-13: 9780553248098
ISBN-10: 055324809X
Publication Date: 1985
Rating:
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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2.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
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.
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Good science fiction about a project to create a human who can live on Mars. A bit outdated now, but won the Nebula award for best novel when originally published.
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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)