More than Human

More than Human

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by Theodore Sturgeon
     
 

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There's Lone, the simpletion who can hear other people's thoughts and make a man blow his brains out just by looking at him. There's Janie, who moves things without touching them, and there are 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

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There's Lone, the simpletion who can hear other people's thoughts and make a man blow his brains out just by looking at him. There's Janie, who moves things without touching them, and there are 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. Seperately, they are talented freaks.Together, they compose a single organism that may represent the next step in evolution, and the final chapter in the history of the human race.

In this genre-bending novel- among the first to have launched sci fi into the arena of literature -one of the great imaginers of the twentieth century tells a story as mind-blowing as any controlled substance and as affecting as a glimpse into a stranger's soul. For as the protagonists of More Than Human struggle to find who they are and whether they are meant to help humanity or destroy it. Theodore Sturgeon explores questions of power and morality, individuality and belonging, with suspense, pathos, and a lyricism rarely seen in science fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375703713
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
420,466
Product dimensions:
5.11(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.54(d)

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More Than Human 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Dr_Apollo More than 1 year ago
As an Avid SF reader I consider this book to be among the best written. Though there is no accounting for taste, I found the book great in almost all aspects.
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B-Cyr More than 1 year ago
I'm a big Sci Fi fan and like interesting takes of it.  I seen on Goodreads how underrated this book is and thought I would give it a try.  I like some of the themes in this, and it is worth the read. You can see where this inspired Vonnegut and others.
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Cugel_the_clever More than 1 year ago
This is a great book about several psychics who band together to become something amazing and unheard of. Also this book holds up outstandingly well for a book written in the early 50's. In fact the only real reason you can tell it was written in the 50's is the stand it takes against racism and how the subject is approached. One of the best books about people with psychic powers of all time. So, I say to hell with Carrie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The talented freaks, such as Janie and Lone, meet and possess the organism to end the human race and start evolution