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I read this short book about 1982. I guy crashes on a planet that is all silicon based. He loses his suit and covers himself in a type of armor made from the silicon life forms. I can not remember the name. I think the title has about 5 words. Goes like "The .....on....at....

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Sentenced to Prism by Alan Dean Foster is the story of a man sent to the planet of Prism to investigate the loss of a science team. His powerful all-terrain suit is seriously damaged in a run-in with the unusual life-forms of the planet, and he has to learn to survive without it, eventually befriending a member of the local sentient race, whose people replace not only his armor, but eventually quite a lot of his body.

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