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"There are three things about this planet which are too wonderful for me. Make that four things. The way of dreams in the mind; the way of tears in the eye; the way of words in the mouth; and the way of my wife Edna Bradshaw when she acts like a cat and love-nibbles me into her arms." This is the voice of Desi, the hero of Robert Olen Butler's novel Mr. Spaceman, who has kept a quiet vigil above the Earth for decades while studying the confusing, fascinating, and frustrating primary species of our planet, occasionally venturing to the planet's surface to hear their thoughts and experience their memories using his empathic powers. Now, on December 31, 2000, he prepares for the final phase of his mysterious mission, which begins when he beams a tour bus bound for a Louisiana casino aboard his ship. The twelve passengers will be the last humans whose lives he will experience before he positions his spaceship in full and irrefutable view of the people of Earth, and descend to the planet's surface to proclaim his presence to all of humanity at the turn of the millennium. Poignant, funny, and charming, Mr. Spaceman is filled with unexpected twists and turns, a tribute to the powers of love and understanding and the essence of what it means to be human.

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Hardback Editions

December 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mr. Spaceman
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
ISBN: 0-8021-1660-4 / 978-0-8021-1660-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Pr
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Paperback Editions

December 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: Mr Spaceman
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
ISBN: 0-436-27611-9 / 978-0-436-27611-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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August 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mr. Spaceman
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
ISBN: 0-09-928353-0 / 978-0-09-928353-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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December 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mr. Spaceman
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
ISBN: 0-8021-3782-2 / 978-0-8021-3782-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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August 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mr. Spaceman
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
ISBN: 0-436-20532-7 / 978-0-436-20532-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Mr. Spaceman
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
ISBN: 1-5226-9859-0 / 978-1-5226-9859-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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May 2000 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mr. Spaceman
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2000 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Mr. Spaceman
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2000 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mr. Spaceman
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mr. Spaceman
Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
Publisher: Grove Press
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