More Than Human

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Orion, Sep 29, 2011 - Fiction - 233 pages
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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  - aarondesk - LibraryThing

Definitely dated - filled with psychological and philosophical babble typical of an older age. The ending went out with a light pitter-patter rather than a bang. Nonetheless still an interesting read with off beat protagonists and a decent pace Read full review

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User Review  - aguba - LibraryThing

Unforgettable. Read it while very young and re-read again and again. Seminal, important, brilliant work. Short though and I wished it was longer every time, but this book is a treasure to behold. Just ... Read full review

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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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