I first read this book 40 years ago when, at the ripe old age of 10, I was open to new ideas and not jaded by the depressing constant social storylines of latter science fiction. The story was just what I wanted, exciting, fresh and challenging. This book paved the way for me to read and enjoy Doc Smith's Lenseman Novels. Like all high romantic space operas, Man Of Many Minds has been slated and branded steriotypical by todays pc brigade but I, as a boy, thoroughly lapped it up. It had all the ingrediants necessary to feed the imagination. Space, starships, aliens and intrigue. May it stay around for all eternity to remind readers what science fiction was like in a more innocent age.