Man of Many Minds

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Published: 1953
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,756 / 201 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,103
Added to site: 2006.10.30 15095

Cadet George Hanlon of the Inter-Stellar Corps had to make an important decision, the most difficult of his short lifetime. With graduation just a few short weeks ahead, he was asked to join the Corps' Secret Service, but in order to accept he had to be expelled from the Corps in disgrace. Why had he been chosen for this secret honor and the public dishonor that went with it?A fascinating and thrilling tale of the spaceways in the world of tomorrow introduced by the Atomic Age. It is a story which will enable you to experience vicariously the excitement and wonder of the days to come.

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tion. "You and everyone had to believe that, Spence, all these years. I've been prayerfully waiting for the day when I could explain to you. I can assure you, Son," with all the sincerity his voice could carry, "that she did not die of a broken ..."

"I know bet ..."

"You do not know better!" his father interrupted sternly. "Please wait until I finish explaining. No, Spence," his voice was still, emphatic but softer now, almost pleading. "She knew and approved. Your mother was one of Earth's greatest heroines."

Hanlon was still standing stiffly, but now his eyes clouded with mixed emotions, of which doubt predominated. His mind touched that of his father, and he seemed to read truth there. But could he believe this now ... after all those dreadful years?

"Actually," his father was continuing, "your mother had become a victim of multiple sclerosis. When we knew she had less than two months to live, I talked to her, with the Corps' permission, about my going into Secret Service work.


Average Rating of 4.3 from 3 reviews: *****
Greg Homer

Tons of fun! Lt. Hanlon, if he wanted to, could have made a flat-out fortune with performing animals in Las Vegas or on TV.

'Hanlon's Sophisticated Lemurs!' on Ed Sullivan, tonight at 8pm on CBS.

All boys and most men should read this book.

Joe Symore

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.

Steve Bookworm

This is good stereotypical 50's adventure for adolescents, naive and wholesome. These efforts are no doubt partially responsible for putting man on the moon a decade and a half later. The plot of animal control was a tad hard to swallow, but I'm old and grumpy now. May these things stay in print forever.

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