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Hugo Danner is the strongest man on earth, the result of a monstrous experiment by his scientist father. Nearly invulnerable, he can run faster than a train, leap higher than trees, lift a wrecked vehicle to rescue its pinned driver, and hurl boulders like baseballs. His remarkable abilities, however, cannot gain him what he desires most - acceptance - for Hugo Danner is desperately lonely, shunned and feared for his enormous strength.
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Overview

Hugo Danner is the strongest man on earth, the result of a monstrous experiment by his scientist father. Nearly invulnerable, he can run faster than a train, leap higher than trees, lift a wrecked vehicle to rescue its pinned driver, and hurl boulders like baseballs. His remarkable abilities, however, cannot gain him what he desires most - acceptance - for Hugo Danner is desperately lonely, shunned and feared for his enormous strength.
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Editorial Reviews

Sci-Fi Weekly

Gladiator is a brave novel that unflinchingly portrays people at their ugliest and pettiest, all the while reflecting on the better worlds that could be were it not for humanity’s relentless failings.”—Claude Lalumière, Sci-Fi Weekly

— Claude Lalumi�re

Sci-Fi Weekly - Claude Lalumi�re
Gladiator is a brave novel that unflinchingly portrays people at their ugliest and pettiest, all the while reflecting on the better worlds that could be were it not for humanity’s relentless failings.”—Claude Lalumière, Sci-Fi Weekly
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Hugo Danner, through the experimentation of his biologist father, becomes superhuman. He can lift tons, run at dazzling speeds, and jump incredible distances. What he can't do is find acceptance for being different. Dating to the 1930s, Wylie's fable is seen by some as a precursor to the Superman story. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803298408
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Series: Bison Frontiers of Imagination Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 334
  • Sales rank: 1,068,030
  • Product dimensions: 0.72 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Wylie (1902–71) wrote several classic works of speculative fiction, including When Worlds Collide, available in the Bison Frontiers of Imagination series. Janny Wurts is the acclaimed author of many novels, including Peril’s Gate, from the Wars of Light and Shadow series, and To Ride Hell’s Chasm. She is the coauthor, along with Raymond Feist, of the internationally best-selling Empire trilogy.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2011

    A Very Good Read! As always from Phillip Wylie

    This is the first review i have ever written on twenty pages in just the style Wylie has in most of his work his way with words, how he molds your imagination as you read the next word more and more, you just can't help but turn the page and find out whats next, or you are listening to his perspective which is never dull or without reason and facts, This book doesn't compare to Generation of Vipers but for what it is, so far its great!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Awesome book

    It was a great read that i hadnt seen before, no one thinks of the bad sides to being more than normal

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Amazing

    Reccomend this for everyone.

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  • Posted June 14, 2011

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    A Life You Will Not Forget

    The story about a man born from science, following him throughout history as he helps friends, wars, and tries finding himself. The story is impossible to put down and definitely a worthwhile read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2014

    Awesome

    Awesome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    So far so good!

    I would like to know more about the books he writes amd what kinds he writes could someone list them down for me? I like the book so far but im not to far into it. I recomend it though.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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