Gladiator

Gladiator

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by Philip Wylie
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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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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

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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
Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803298408
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Bison Frontiers of Imagination Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
334
Sales rank:
1,147,954
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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Gladiator 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great read that i hadnt seen before, no one thinks of the bad sides to being more than normal
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reccomend this for everyone.
Patrick_BatemanNJ More than 1 year ago
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.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Awesome
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Pulp-fiction classic. OCR mistakes are present throughout, but the price is certainly right!
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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.