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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,350 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Theodore Sturgeon Narrator: Harlan Ellison, Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this genre-bending novel, among the first to have launched science fiction into literature, a group of remarkable social outcasts band together for survival and discover that their combined powers render them superhuman. There’s Lone, the simpleton who can hear other people’s thoughts; Janie, who moves things without touching them; and the teleporting twins, who can travel ten feet or ten miles. There’s Baby, who invented an antigravity engine while still in the cradle, and Gerry, who has everything it takes to run the world except for a conscience. Separately, they are talented freaks. Together, they may represent the next step in evolution—or the final chapter in the history of the human race. As they struggle to discover whether they are meant to help humanity or destroy it, Sturgeon explores questions of power and morality, individuality and belonging, with suspense, pathos, and a lyricism rarely seen in science fiction.

This tale is as mind-blowing as any controlled substance and as affecting as a glimpse into a stranger’s soul. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • More Than Human is powerfully written, in a style both sinewy and poetic.”

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  • Winner of the International Fantasy Award

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Devon Deerface | 1/24/2014

    " My dad lent me this book when i was about 14, and it was and still is in my top 5 books. Love love lovr Sturgeon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Esonja | 1/14/2014

    " This social experiment of a book is a bit like a combo of Geek Love and Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Extremely edgy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/14/2014

    " So good. One of those plots I wish I had come up with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ruthann | 1/10/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. The author has the whole show don't tell thing completely mastered. I enjoyed his writing style/voice more than any book I have read in a long time. The concept of the human race evolving into what he described was interesting--I don't want to give it away. "

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About the Author
Author Theodore Sturgeon

Theodore Sturgeon (1918–1985) is one of the great figures of the golden age of science fiction. He wrote over two hundred stories, several novels, scripts for film and television (including two of the most famous episodes of the original Star Trek), plays, and dozens of nonfiction reviews and essays. His many literary awards include the Hugo, the Nebula, and the International Fantasy Award. His most famous novel, More Than Human, won serious academic recognition as literature, a rarity amongst science fiction works of the 1950s.