When Hilda, a beautiful young member of England's cynical postwar generation, meets Michael, a hapless mutant capable of perceiving the molecular composition of objects and the ever-shifting patterns of electromagnetic fields, she becomes his apostle.
However, her efforts to convince others of the prodigy's unique importance end disastrously; and Michael himself is slowly destroyed -- mentally and physically -- by his uncanny gift.
In the end, Hilda must decide whether she is willing and able to make a supreme sacrifice for the sake of humankind's future.
This early and brilliant effort to export the topic of extra-sensory perception out of folklore and occult romances and import it into science fiction was first published in 1927 by Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Hilobooks
- Publication Date: 05/12/2013
- Category: Classic science fiction
- ISBN: 9781935869658