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The Man Who Corrupted Earth

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A science fiction novel about a team of entrepreneurs who experiment with mining in outer space.
Paperback, 312 pages
Published July 1980 by Ace Science Fiction (first published 1980)
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Feb 25, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: hardcore sci-fi fans
This book had a great deal of potential. It had humour, it had a depth of purpose, it had intriguing characters, but these elements never cohered and it fell rather. Postmodernism would have really helped this novel. It was like it was trying to get there, actually, but wasn't quite sure how. I also found that I was confused a bit about what was going on because the author never provided any sense of time. How long were Sin and Army (stupid names, by the way) in space? How long were the business ...more
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I grew up reading science fiction: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert Heinlein, Issac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke.. & the not exactly SF but related (at least in my opinion) Ray Bradbury. I even belonged to a science fiction book club that delivered such shockers as Heinlein's "Farnham's Freehold". I now consider Heinlein to be as much an incest promoter as a SF writer - but that's another story. Heinlein was important to me as the author of "Have Spacesuit Will Travel" - an encouragement to the DIY atti ...more
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Garry Edmondson (full name "José Mario Garry Ordoñez Edmondson y Cotton").

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