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Valentine Michael Smith

Valentine Michael Smith arrives to Earth from Mars as the most unique human on the planet—he has been raised by Martians to his mid-twenties in Earth years. Michael faces stronger gravity, the learning of English and the understanding of human culture before he can live a normal earthly life. However, his Martian upbringing has taught him superhuman powers—Michael can make things, including people, disappear. He can levitate objects and people, read minds and teleport himself. Michael cannot live a normal human life, as he is an extraordinary man.

Gillian (Jill) Boardman breaks Michael out of the Bethesda Medical Center and brings him to Jubal Harshaw's house. Michael introduces the Martian sharing-water tradition and astounds the household with his powers. Meanwhile the government looks for Michael, as he may hold all rights to the planet Mars. Special Security police come to the house...

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