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More Than Human - Theodore Sturgeon
More Than Human
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First published in 1953, this most celebrated of Sturgeon's works won the International Fantasy Award. In this genre-bending novel, among the first to have launched science fiction into literature, a group of remarkable social outcasts band together for survival and discover that their combined... show more
First published in 1953, this most celebrated of Sturgeon's works won the International Fantasy Award. In this genre-bending novel, among the first to have launched science fiction into literature, a group of remarkable social outcasts band together for survival and discover that their combined powers render them superhuman. There's Lone, the simpleton who can hear other people's thoughts; Janie, who moves things without touching them; and the teleporting twins, who can travel ten feet or ten miles. There's Baby, who invented an antigravity engine while still in the cradle, and Gerry, who has everything it takes to run the world except for a conscience. Separately, they are talented freaks. Together, they may represent the next step in evolution -- or the final chapter in the history of the human race. As they struggle to find whether they are meant to help humanity or destroy it, Sturgeon explores questions of power and morality, individuality and belonging, with suspense, pathos, and a lyricism rarely seen in science fiction.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375703713 (0375703713)
ASIN: 0375703713
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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Fabio F. Centamore
Fabio F. Centamore rated it
3.0 More Than Human
A good classic SF novel, really interesting the message shared by Sturgeon: union makes stronger
Farnaz
Farnaz rated it
5.0 More Than Human
It’s mostly a psychological sf novel about morality of humankind with touch of fundamental science. A new super human race appears. The book depicts their philosophical and moral frictions with the existing humans, Homo Sapiens. The story is really captivating and very absorbing though you can’t fi...
thomcat
thomcat rated it
This story is told in three parts, reflecting the additions to the original novella Baby is Three. Of the three tales, I enjoyed the third, "Morality", the most. It is easy to see why this book is on several "best science fiction" lists.
andor
andor rated it
I was expecting something a whole lot different from this book, maybe because I only read the first couple of lines of the synopsis and left it there to not spoil the experience (I often do that).From the beginning the whole story felt very surreal - which is not a bad thing of course. The idiot Lon...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it
5.0 More Than Human
Sturgeon's law: "ninety percent of everything is crap." That's as may be but More Than Human is definitely in the 10% non-crap segment.I love good short novels, more than good long ones (nobody likes bad novels at any length). The way I see it the reader gets so much more from each percentage of the...
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