Review of 'Man Plus'

Man Plus by Frederik Pohl

After the first subject of mankinds Man Plus experiment dies it is up to Roger Torraway, with his many personal problems, next in line. He undergoes a series of operations to transform into a cyborg capable of surviving essentially unaided on the surface of Mars. His skin, eyes, arms, legs, etc are all replaced with synthetic improvements on the original all of which are geared to helping him survive the hostile surface of Mars. An interesting story with likeable and even sympathetic characters. The ending was a bit of a suprise. Very good read, can see why it won all of those awards when it was first released.

Rating: “Nearly perfect, but not quite”

Review Date: 2004-09-09

Genre: Science Fiction

Publisher: Millenium

Publication Date: 1976

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