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More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon

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  • Jul 3, 2010
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A must read for any sci-fi or fantasy lover! Theodore Sturgeon is one of the best and least recognized sci-fi authors. More Than Human is one of his best works. Each character is interesting and strange. You develop attachment to all of them. Sturgeon is a master of pulling plot lines together and making each action a vehicle for the overall message of his writing. This book, like much of his other work centers around the ultimate goodness of people and the altruistic nature of humans. Sturgeon manages to make you feel connected to the whole world through his book.

This was the first book of his that I read, and I was hooked on his writing. I’ve read More Than Human twice and I’m sure I will read it again. The first reading was magical for it’s suspense and surprises. The second reading allowed me to slow down and appreciate his carefully crafted story.

This book leans more toward the fantastical side of the genre, but is no less valuable for it. The main purpose of the writing is to communicate a message, not to predict actual events. More Than Human left me thinking, hopeful, and wanting more. I hope every person that reads this review will pick up a copy of More Than Human. It’s cheap on eBay! Additionally, I would recommend Godbody -- also by Theodore Sturgeon -- which is even more of a feel-good book.

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Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Must read for sci-fi and fantasy lovers.
review by . November 28, 2008
More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon
What a wonderful concept for this book, written by one of the "old masters" of SF, and a beginning that sucks you in and compels you forward....then drops you flat on your face where you pick yourself up and ask "Why did this book interest me again?" Starting off with well rounded characterizations, and prose that takes us rapidly into some very bizarre lives; it ends with flat, paper thin characters, dialogue that is stilted and surrealistic when it shouldn't be, and the knowledge that what should …
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First published in 1953, this most celebrated of Sturgeon's works won the International Fantasy Award, as has been touted as "a masterpiece of provocative storytelling" (The Herald Tribune). A group of remarkable social outcasts band together for survival and discover their combined powers renders them superhuman. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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* #28 in in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written * 'The corpus of science fiction written by Theodore Sturgeon is the single most important body of science fiction written by an American to date' Samuel R. Delany * 'He brought things to science fiction that had never been there before: eloquence, passion, a love of life, and a fiery poetry that found its natural expression in prose' Robert Silverberg * Winner of the International Fantasy Award
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ISBN-10: 0375703713
ISBN-13: 978-0375703713
Author: Theodore Sturgeon
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Vintage; 1st Vintage Books Ed edition (December 29, 1998)
Date Published: 1953
Format: Paperback: 192 pages, Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
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