More Than Human

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Orion, Sep 29, 2011 - Fiction - 233 pages
15 Reviews
All alone: an idiot boy, a runaway girl, a severely retarded baby, and twin girls with a vocabulary of two words between them. Yet once they are mysteriously drawn together this collection of misfits becomes something very, very different from the rest of humanity. This intensely written and moving novel is an extraordinary vision of humanity's next step. First published in 1952, More Than Human won the Retro Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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User Review  - Stuart - Goodreads

This book must have been quite an eye-opener back in 1953 in the Golden Age of Asimov, Heinlein and Clarke, where robots, rocket ships, future societies and aliens ruled the roost. For one thing, it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Owain Lewis - Goodreads

A beaut from the 'Golden Age' of sci-fi and the man who invented the vulcan mating ritual 'Pon farr' and Star Fleet's 'Prime Directive' - there's more geek facts about this guy but I'll stop there. At ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Theodore Sturgeon (1918 - 1985) Theodore Sturgeon was born Edward Hamilton Waldo in New York City in 1918. Sturgeon was not a pseudonym; his name was legally changed after his parents' divorce. After selling his first SF story to Astounding in 1939, he travelled for some years, only returning in earnest in 1946. He produced a great body of acclaimed short fiction (SF's premier short story award is named in his honour) as well as a number of novels, including More Than Human, which was awarded the 1954 retro-Hugo in 2004. In addition to coining Sturgeon's Law - '90% of everything is crud' - he wrote the screenplays for seminal Star Trek episodes 'Shore Leave' and 'Amok Time', inventing the famous Vulcan mating ritual, the pon farr.

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