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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