More Than Human

More Than Human

eBook - 2013
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Theodore Sturgeon’s acclaimed classic about a group of gifted misfits who discover that together they have the power to move humankind forward—or destroy it completely Lone is a seemingly simple young man living on the street and in the woods, dim and helpless, yet effortlessly able to read the thoughts of others. His true nature won’t be revealed until the arrival of eight-year-old Janie, a telekinetic; twins Bonnie and Beanie, who can teleport easily across great distances; and Baby, an infant with a super-computer brain. Together they are the Gestalt, a single extraordinary being comprised of remarkable parts (although an essential piece may be missing). But are they the next stage in human development or harbingers of the end of civilization? It’s a question that takes on a terrifying new relevance when Gerry joins their group—for though he’s powerfully telepathic, he lacks a moral compass . . . and his hatred of the world that has rejected him could prove catastrophic. Winner of the International Fantasy Award and considered Theodore Sturgeon’s masterpiece, More Than Human is a genre-bending wonder that explores themes of responsibility and morality, individuality, and the need to belong. Moving and suspenseful, lyrical and provocative, the novel was one of the first to elevate science fiction into the realm of literature, and inspired musicians and artists such as the Grateful Dead and Crosby, Stills and Nash. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Theodore Sturgeon including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the University of Kansas’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library and the author’s estate, among other sources.
Publisher: New York : Open Road Media, 2013
ISBN: 9781453295410
1453295410
Branch Call Number: PS3569.T875
Characteristics: 1 downloadable text file

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jaibilo Feb 25, 2017

Wow! Sturgeon is one of the most underrated writers of all time and this book is a great example of why. This is one emotional roller coaster and probably one of the best books I have ever read so far. Read this!

mikecgonz Dec 30, 2011

Even though it's considered scifi, the human aspect of the book makes it eminently suitable for your average fan of fiction. It's hard to characterize this book, though. "Antihero fiction"?

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