From the award winning author of ROGUE MOON
Until K-eighty-eighty blew him into little pieces Martino had been one of the West's greatest physicists. The Russians spent four months putting him together again and when they finally handed him back to the Americans he was as good as new - apart from the gleaming steel head they'd stuck on his shoulders.
That was where the trouble began. How could they be sure that this ball-bearing on legs was the old Martino How could he go back to work on top-secret projects when, for all they knew, he might be a spy with a hot-line straight to the Kremlin
Algis Budrys weaves a brilliant mystery around the half-metal man with the world's biggest identity crisis.
Algis Budrys (1931-2008)
Born in East Prussia in 1931, Budrys and his family were sent to the United States when he was just five. After studying at the University of Miami and Columbia University, Budrys turned his hand to both writing and publishing science fiction. Over the years he worked as an editor, manager and reviewer for various publishing houses, while maintaining an impressive output of fiction and editing his own magazine, Tomorrow Speculative Fiction. He was shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Hugo and the Nebula, for his fiction and critical non-fiction. He died in 2008.