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Roger Torraway watched in horror as the monster lurched, toppled over and died. Project Man Plus had gone suddenly and drastically wrong. The race to colonize Mars was too important, too costly, and America was already too committed, for plans to be scrapped. They would have to make a new Martian. And Roger Torraway was it, candidate for the endless surgery, operation after painful operation, that would enable him to survive on that faraway planet.

Man Plus is a thrilling race against time - to land on Mars on schedule, to insure that Roger's system will withstand the stress that killed the previous candidate. And meanwhile, somewhere, somehow, there has been a breakdown in the computer network....

With the edge-of-the-chair excitement and suspense, four-time Hugo Award winner Frederik Pohl tells the story of the remaking of man into Man Plus, creating in Roger an unforgettable character, grotesque in appearance but totally human in feeling - capable of yearning, depression, love, jealousy, terror.

BONUS AUDIO: In an exclusive introduction, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer explains why Man Plus is one of science fiction's all-time greatest novels.

©1976 Frederik Pohl (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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  • Nebula Award, Best Novel, 1977

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  • Noah
  • Speyer, Germany
  • 29.04.2015

Great ending !

Expectations met, narrator sounded a bit too old and wise but that somehow put me in the 1930s ... Maybe that was intended

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  • Walter
  • Wolfsberg, Österreich
  • 23.03.2012

Creating a monster to save humanity

Another tale in the classic Fredrick Pohl-style: a slowly developing story with lots of surprises and seemingly sudden developments that were long in the making. Full with brilliant little stories and details within the story and a biting satire on the space race and the men so full with “the right stuff”. And they have to create a monster to save humanity so that in the end all of it is coming to a conclusion that is logical, yet disturbing.

Apparently the story is told from two POVs and Dennis Boutskikaris tries to make it sound differently but this does not work so well. Maybe it would have been better to have two voices. This works very well with “Timescape” by Gregory Benford where two people tell a similar tale about a secret project in a race against doom.

Summing up this was a tale brilliant in parts, somewhat disturbing towards the end, but worthwhile listening to all the time.