T. J. Newton is an extraterrestrial who goes to Earth on a desperate mission of mercy. But instead of aid, Newton discovers loneliness and despair that ultimately ends in tragedy.
Walter Stone Tevis (1928–1984) was an American novelist and short story author. He wrote science fiction and mainstream novels.
He is the author of the science fiction novels The Man Who Fell to Earth (1963), Mockingbird (1980) and The Steps of the Sun (1983). He has also written The Hustler (1959), The Color of Money (1984), The Queen Gambit (1983) and a short story collection Far From Home (1981).
Walter Tevis. Wikipedia