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The Man Who Fell to Earth


Walter Tevis (1928-1984) is one of our Care Experienced Writers. At the age of 10, he was left in hospital for 12 months while his parents went to live in another state.

The popular Queen's Gambit (Netflix) was an adaptation in 2020 of Tevis' 1983 book of the same name.

A more recent adaptation - this time of Tevis' 1963 novel of the same name - The Man Who Fell to Earth - debuted on Showtime in April 2022.

The television series is a sequel to the 1976 film (starring David Bowie) of the same name.

There is one Care Experienced character, an orphan who is recruited to the CIA by his foster mother, herself a CIA agent.

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