A Specter is Haunting Texas by Fritz Leiber:
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Fascinating and satirical novel by Leiber in a future USA, in which Texas stretches from Mexico to Canada. The Texans are larger, the Mexicans are smaller - the satire is outsized also. A Thin, a human being raised in microgravity, is invited to Earth; his survival depends on an elaborate metal exoskeleton.
(From 'A Specter Haunting Texas' by Fritz Lieber)
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