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  - satyridae - LibraryThing

It's been well over 20 years since I last read this book. It's every bit as great as I remember it, and more. Quietly magnificent, this science fiction novel reverberates. Like looking at visual art, it's the negative spaces in this novel which perfect it. Highly recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - crazybatcow - LibraryThing

This was very difficult to finish reading... I see now that it was originally written as 3 short stories (sort of), and that explains how disjointed it is. But... it wasn't this disjointedness that ... 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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