Bookshelf spotlight: The Man Who Fell to Earth

In keeping with the theme of the last few Sci-Fi Saturday posts, here’s another of my SF masterworks collection. I think it is the last of them too. For now anyway, I have a very long list of others I want to get. And others I won’t get because I found another edition of them before I realised they were in the SF masterworks series.

This week, it’s The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis. Like most of the others I have posted, I haven’t actually read this yet, but it will probably be read this year, as I’m aiming to read one Sci-Fi book a month in the aim to expand my Sci-Fi reading more.

The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis

So instead, here’s the blurb.

Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien from the planet Anthes, an advanced world that has been devastated by a series of nuclear wars. When he lands on Earth, disguised as a human, it’s with the intention of saving his own people from extinction. Patenting advanced Anthean technology, he soon begins to amass the fortune he needs to help his people. But there are some who are suspicious of Newton’s company’s innovative products, and suspect there is more to this man than meets the eye.

Sounds interesting, doesn’t it. I’ll be sure to report back here with my thoughts after I have read it later this year.

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