More Than Human, Paperback Book
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


All alone: an idiot boy, a runaway girl, a severely retarded baby, and twin girls with a vocabulary of two words between them.

Yet once they are mysteriously drawn together this collection of misfits becomes something very, very different from the rest of humanity.This intensely written and moving novel is an extraordinary vision of humanity's next step.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781857988529

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I found myself reading this novel on different levels. On one, it is a beautifully written story of the emergence of the next possible stage of human evolution - Homo gestalt - a whole composed of several individuals all of whom are 'different' in some way.On another, it can be read as an examination of different psychological issues, central to which is the development of the Self. The book's structure itself suggests this with each part broadly corresponding to the Freudian ideas of id, ego and super-ego and the book looks at themes of identity, isolation, family and moral development.Neither reading affected my enjoyment of the other and, despite some dark areas within it, this is a novel which is ultimately about hope and transformation.

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I read this book the first time when I was about 15, loved the story but did not understand all the subtleties around it. Rereading it, I still loved the book, but also enjoyed the complexeties in the story. As someone already stated before me " Sturgeon writes like a poet, thinks like a psychologist, and understands like a philosopher" I very much agree with this statement . This is very much the kind of Science Fiction I like to read.

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