Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis

First Gold Medal paperback of The Man Who Fell to Earth
The above paperback copy isn't in the greatest condition, but it's the only one of The Man Who Fell to Earth I have with this amazing cover. Published in 1963 by Gold Medal following Walter Tevis' success from The Hustler, The Man Who Fell to Earth tells the story of the alien Newton who comes to Earth in a human body to try and rescue his home planet of Anthea. Tevis' novel was adapted into an equally good film in the 1970's, appropriately starring David Bowie as Newton. I'm a big fan of Walter Tevis' work—he only wrote six novels in his lifetime, most of them in varying genres and all of them very solid books.

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