Books by Walter Tevis

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Walter Stone Tevis (1928-1984) was an American novelist and short story writer. Three of his six novels were adapted into major films: The Hustler, The Color of Money and The Man Who Fell to Earth. His books have been translated into at least 18 languages. (Wikipedia)

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The Queen's Gambit
by Walter Tevis
“What Walter Tevis did for pool in The Hustler, he does for chess in The Queen’s Gambit” (Playboy).   When eight-year-old Beth Harmon’s parents are killed in an automobile accident, she’s placed in an orphanage in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Plain and shy, Beth learns to play chess from the janitor in the basement and discovers...
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by Walter Tevis
This sci-fi masterpiece is “ a moral tale that has elements of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World , Superman , and Star Wars ” ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ).   In a world where the human population has suffered devastating losses, a handful of survivors cling to what passes for life in a post-apocalyptic, dying...
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Categories: All Science Fiction
The Man Who Fell to Earth
by Walter Tevis
The “beautiful” novel that inspired the film starring David Bowie, from a Nebula Award finalist (The New York Times).  The Man Who Fell to Earth tells the story of Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien disguised as a human who comes to Earth on a mission to save his people. Devastated by nuclear war, his home planet, Anthea, is no longer...
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Categories: All Science Fiction
The Steps of the Sun
by Walter Tevis
In a world where America’s power is rapidly being overshadowed by China’s, only one man has the wealth, resources, and courage to seek the mineral resources his country needs to reclaim its greatness. Ben Belson, the richest man in the world, lacks for nothing his wealth can buy—but he is haunted by the memory of a barren and...
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Far from Home
by Walter Tevis
The author of the competitive pool thriller The Hustler and the groundbreaking sci-fi novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, Walter Tevis was also a master of the short story. His work was published in Playboy, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, and many other magazines. This anthology collects some of his best short work. Full of wit, surprise, dark...
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Categories: All Science Fiction
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