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Man Who Fell to Earth
Man Who Fell to Earth
Author: Walter Tevis
ISBN-13: 9780440502173
ISBN-10: 0440502179
Publication Date: 4/2/1989
Pages: 247
Edition: Reprint
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Publisher: Laurel
Book Type: Paperback
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Searching for a stable planet, an alien arrives on Earth in a badly damaged spaceship. Using his advanced knowledge of science, he sets himself up as the head of a corporation with the intention of privately building a spaceship with which to ferry his people from their dead world to Earth. As he struggles to understand human nature and complete his task, he runs afoul of human greed, corruption, and vice, and becomes embroiled in the decadence and wastefulness of a society bent on self-destuction. A classic novel of science fiction by the author of THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT and THE HUSTLER.