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Ballantine Books, 1982 - Fiction - 217 pages
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The Raven Foundation seeks to perpetuate the human race by sending thousands of tiny 'seedships' into space. Each ship can produce a half-human, half robot Defender as needed to guide the mission.

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Review: Manseed

User Review  - Roddy Williams - Goodreads

'In the beginning there was Egan Drake, the genius who dreamed of spreading mankind among the galaxies. Then came Megan, who took on her brother's mantle and made his imaginings real. She gathered ... Read full review

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Author: I am going to punish you with unexplained pronouns. Reader: But, but... don't! Author: I can't hear you!!! Read full review

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About the author (1982)

Author Jack Williamson was born in Bisbee, Arizona on April 29, 1908. In the 1950's, he received both his BA and MA degress in English from Eastern New Mexico University. After receiving his PhD from the University of Colorado, he taught linguistics, the modern novel and literary criticism at Eastern New Mexico University until he retired in 1977. At the age of 20, he published his first story, The Metal Man, in a December 1928 issue of Amazing Stories. Since then he has written more than 50 novels and at least 15 short story collections. Some of his best known works are The Humanoids, The Legion of Time, Manseed, and Lifeburst. He also published numerous collaborations with fellow science fiction author Frederik Pohl. He received numerous awards including the Pilgrim Award from the Science Fiction Research Association, the Hugo Award, and the Nebula Award. He was an inaugural inductee in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame and was named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1976. He died at his home in Portales, New Mexico on November 10, 2006.

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