Once again, master storyteller Robert A. Heinlein delivers a wild and intriguing classic of science fiction. Written at the dawn of the 1970s, this novel is the brilliantly shocking story of the ultimate transplant.
As startling and provocative as his famous Stranger in a Strange Land, here is Heinlein's grand masterpiece about a man supremely talented, immensely old, and obscenely wealthy who discovers that money can buy everything.
Johann Sebastian Bach Smith was immensely rich -- and very old. Though his mind was still keen, his body was worn out. His solution was to have surgeons transplant his brain into a new body. The operation was a great success -- but the patient was no longer Johann Sebastian Bach Smith. He was now fused with the very vocal personality of his gorgeous, recently deceased secretary, Eunice -- with mind-blowing results! Together they must learn to share control of her body.
"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Missouri in 1907, and was raised there. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929, but was forced by illness to retire from the Navy in 1934. He settled in California and over the next five years held a variety of jobs while doing post-graduate work in mathematics and physics at the University of California. In 1939 he sold his first science fiction story to Astounding magazine and soon devoted himself to the genre.
He was a four-time winner of the Hugo Award for his novels Stranger in a Strange Land (1961), Starship Troopers (1959), Double Star (1956), and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966). His Future History series, incorporating both short stories and novels, was first mapped out in 1941. The series charts the social, political, and technological changes shaping human society from the present through several centuries into the future.
Robert A. Heinlein's books were among the first works of science fiction to reach bestseller status in both hardcover and paperback. he continued to work into his eighties, and his work never ceased to amaze, to entertain, and to generate controversy. By the time hed died, in 1988, it was evident that he was one of the formative talents of science fiction: a writer whose unique vision, unflagging energy, and persistence, over the course of five decades, made a great impact on the American mind.Review:
''Magnificent. A science fiction masterpiece.'' -- Galaxy
''Those who have thought of science fiction as only child's play will see how wrong they are.'' -- Detroit Free Press
''One is left with the feeling that he has been in the presence of a master!'' --National Observer
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Berkley. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: Good. 0425030997 Excellent customer service / FAST SHIPPING / We ship daily before 3:00 PM eastern time. Nº de ref. de la librería B-23120
Descripción Berkley. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Nº de ref. de la librería G0425030997I5N10
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. Book Condition: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 97804250309984.0
Descripción Estado de conservación: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 97804250309983.0