Book Clubin’: The Man Who Fell To Earth
“..among the finest science fiction novels,” - James Sallis
Sci-fi is coming back in a big way with TV Shows like Black Mirror and movies like Arrival having huge followings– so why not kick-off this club with a classic sci-fi novel?! The Man Who Fell To Earth by Walter Tevis is totally worth the read.
The main character, T.J. Newton, is an extraterrestrial-being that lands in the state of Kentucky from his home planet in search of water due to drought on his planet. His goal is to build a ferry that can bring his race to Earth, however, he becomes more human along the way and distractions, such as alcohol, causes obstacles.
Like any good book, The Man Who Fell To Earth was adapted into a screenplay. In 1976 David Bowie starred as the beloved creature from outer space. The novel is better at going over explanations about the alien life-form, as expected, but that doesn’t mean to ignore the movie. After-all, it is a classic in its own right.