Piers Anthony's "Mute" is, I feel, one of his best novels. It contains all the elements of his classic series, like the Incarnations of Immortality and Bio of a Space Tyrant, but, you don't have to spend all your money to buy five books. Anthony takes the classic Man vs. Society and puts it into a sci-fi atmosphere like only he knows how. I realize that Anthony is best known for his Fantasy novels (Xanth, really), but his science fiction is excellent. I would rate Anthony in the likes of Heinlein, and perhaps Mute will become Anthony's "Stranger in a Strange Land"
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