Friday, August 31, 2007

More Than Human - Theodore Sturgeon

I was pretty amazed the first time I came across this book. It is structured in 3 parts - novellas/novelettes, or what have you.

The basic premise is that Homo Gestalt is coming. Children that develop and relate to people differently than Homo Sapiens. The characters here included a telepath, a telekinetic, a couple of teleporters, and an infant genius.

Broadly speaking, the first part, as you would expect, is about their coming to be, the second, exploring what they are going to do, and the third, more about their influence on society.

It is rather more hopeful than the feared and hunted X-Men type milieu.

More Than Human : 1 The Fabulous Idiot - Theodore Sturgeon
More Than Human : 2 Baby Is Three - Theodore Sturgeon
More Than Human : 3 Morality - Theodore Sturgeon

End of the innocence.

3.5 out of 5

Gestalt growth.

3.5 out of 5

Homo Gestalt investigations.

3.5 out of 5

4.5 out of 5

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