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A Miracle of Rare Design [NOOK Book]

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Xavier William Lennox undergoes cosmetic surgery to live among an alien race he is trying to comprehend. When he returns from his mission, he undergoes the surgery again, becoming yet another kind of alien. And again, and again -- and each time he returns there is a little less of the human being inside him. Where can it all end?
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A Miracle of Rare Design

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Overview

Xavier William Lennox undergoes cosmetic surgery to live among an alien race he is trying to comprehend. When he returns from his mission, he undergoes the surgery again, becoming yet another kind of alien. And again, and again -- and each time he returns there is a little less of the human being inside him. Where can it all end?
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Editorial Reviews

Timothy Lane
A MIRACLE OF RARE DESIGN is a fine SF work of alien worlds with alien minds using alien senses. And if, in the end, Xavier Lennox is the most alien of them all, well...no matter.
Tom Easton
A MIRACLE OF RARE DESIGN: A TRAGEDY OF TRANSCENDENCE is a pithy parable of discontent...Resnick waxes more philosophical than he has before, except for the "Kirinyaga" stories. I suspect this one may conceal a comment or two about what Resnick's efforts to get into an alien head in those stories may have done to him.
George Lawskowski
Mike has gone beyond the usual good stories he writes, and has touched on something infinite. My sense of wonder was more than satisfied with this novel; I found myself in awe of the considerations of Man-ness, Alien-ness, what the future might bring that is wonderful and horrible, but ultimately fascinating. Mike's imaginaton has seen the miracles of the future, and he has shared them with us.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011817342
  • Publisher: Kirinyaga, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 752,048
  • File size: 713 KB

Meet the Author

Mike Resnick is the winner of 5 Hugos (from a record 34 nominations), plus a Nebula and other major awards in the USA, France, Spain, Poland, Croatia and Japan. He is the author of 62 novels, 250 short stories, and 2 screenplays, and is the editor of more than 40 anthologies. According to Locus, he is the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short fiction, and if 4th on the all-time list when you add in his novels. His work has been translated into 26 languages. He will be the Guest of Honor at the 2012 World Science Fiction Convention.
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