The Man Who Fell to Earth

Product Number: EB00736813
Released: Sep 27, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780795343025
Publisher: RosettaBooks
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The "beautiful" novel that inspired the film starring David Bowie, from a Nebula Award finalist (The New York Times). The Man Who Fell to Earth tells the story of Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien disguised as a human who comes to Earth on a mission to save his people. Devastated by nuclear war, his home planet, Anthea, is no longer habitable. Newton lands in Kentucky and starts patenting Anthean technology-amassing the fortune he needs to build a spaceship that will bring the last three hundred Anthean survivors to Earth. But instead of the help he seeks, he finds only self-destruction, sinking into alcoholism and abandoning his spaceship, in this poignant story about the human condition by the acclaimed author of Mockingbird. "Beautiful science fiction . . . The story of an extraterrestrial visitor from another planet is designed mainly to say something about life on this one." -The New York Times "An utterly realistic novel about an alien human on Earth . . . Realistic enough to become a metaphor for something inside us all, some existential loneliness." -Norman Spinrad "Those who know The Man Who Fell to Earth only from the film version are missing something. This is one of the finest science fiction novels of its period." -J.R. Dunn

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Author(s): Walter Tevis
Original Publish Date: Sep 29, 2014

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Author(s): Walter Tevis
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Genre: Sci Fi
Product Number Z14728
Released: Sep 19, 2018
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ISBN: #9781980013761

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