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More Than Human (original 1953; edition 2007)

by Theodore Sturgeon

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Title:More Than Human
Authors:Theodore Sturgeon
Info:Gollancz SFG Masterworks (2007), Edition: New Ed, Paperback
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More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon (1953)

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Unbelievable masterpiece. ( )
1 vote tabascofromgudreads | Apr 19, 2014 |
Unforgettable. Read it while very young and re-read again and again. Seminal, important, brilliant work. Short though and I wished it was longer every time, but this book is a treasure to behold. Just look at the year of publication – how advanced was Sturgeon's thinking? A must-read and a must-keep. ( )
  aguba | Nov 11, 2013 |
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This is what I would call a psychological fiction. Worth reading. ( )
  crdf | Sep 15, 2013 |
This was okay but it jumped around too much for me. The "main" character kept changing and I was never sure who was who? I appreciate at least some of the statement he was trying to make now that I'm done reading it but while I was reading (listening actually) to it I was too preoccupied trying to figure out if a certain character was actually a different incarnation of another character or not. ( )
  ragwaine | Aug 26, 2013 |
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Theodore Sturgeonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bacon, C.W.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Goodfellow, PeterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pepper, BobCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Powers, Richard M.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Viskupic, GaryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The idiot lived in a black and gray world, punctuated by the white lightning of hunger and the flickering of fear.
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The Fabulous Idiot - Baby is Three - Morality
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375703713, Paperback)

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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Lone, Janie, Baby, and Gerry, each possessed of an unusual talent, discover that together they are superhuman and must decide whether to use their powers for good or evil.

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