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Mais que Humanos There s Lone the simpleton who can hear other people s thoughts and make a man blow his brains out just by looking at him There s Janie who moves things without touching them and there are the tele

  • Title: Mais que Humanos
  • Author: Theodore Sturgeon Paula Reis
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Mais que Humanos By Theodore Sturgeon Paula Reis, There s Lone, the simpleton who can hear other people s thoughts and make a man blow his brains out just by looking at him There s Janie, who moves things without touching them, and there are 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 runThere s Lone, the simpleton who can hear other people s thoughts and make a man blow his brains out just by looking at him There s Janie, who moves things without touching them, and there are 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 compose a single organism that may represent the next step in evolution, and the final chapter in the history of the human race.In this genre bending novel among the first to have launched scifi into the arena of literature one of the great imaginers of the twentieth century tells a story as mind blowing as any controlled substance and as affecting as a glimpse into a stranger s soul For as the protagonists of More Than Human struggle to find who they are and whether they are meant to help humanity or destroy it Theodore Sturgeon explores questions of power and morality, individuality and belonging, with suspense, pathos, and a lyricism rarely seen in science fiction.

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    1. If you have ever been lonely and longed for completion, you will be drawn to this book But if you are one of those rare souls who sense that completion demands than a wife or a husband, who yearn to find a small group of friends like yourself but different who can believe and will the same thing and yet still manage to preserve their distinctive humanity, then this book is the thing for you.More Than Human is about six people each with a distinct and extraordinary power who wander lost and dama [...]

    2. You pick up the book, turn to the back cover and are confronted with the man So this was Kurt Vonnegut s model for Kilgore Trout Staring back at you is a gaunt image a scraggly, bearded man who but for the pipe and the contented look might offer the same aspect from a homeless person or from a Jethro Tull album jacket.Turn to the first page and read The idiot lived in a black and grey world, punctuated by the white lightning of hunger and the flickering of fear His clothes were old and many wind [...]

    3. We re not a group of freaks We re Homo Gestalt, you understand We re a single entity, a new kind of human being We weren t invented We evolved We re the next step up We re alone there are no like us We don t live in the kind of world you do, with systems of morals and codes of ethics to guide us We re living on a desert island with a herd of goats More Than Human is all about Homo Gestalt a group of humans with different psi abilities living together as one unit It is not about a hive mind like [...]

    4. Were I to take an in depth Sci Fi course I would definitely want to explore the deeper meanings of this book, lots of layered psychological here I m already reserving it for a re read It is disturbing and fascinating, the story of anevolved group of creatures, the only way I can describe it Just try it, it s short but packed with wonderment.

    5. I have no explanation for my deep love of this novel It s hokey and ridiculous and overwrought and leaves bushels of interesting themes all over the place, unassembled It s hopelessly dated I love it I connect with these very implausible characters I revere this author for writing with such careless abandon of form or plot and who still keeps me riveted This may have been my fourth or fifth reading of this particular novel It s one of my security blanket books.

    6. One I missed back in the early Eighties when I was going through the classics of science fiction like a hot knife through butter Maybe I d have liked it better if I d read it back then Probably not.It s an act of charity to call this SF at all It s supposed to be about the emergence of a new species, but from an evolutionary point of view the emergence described could not possibly take place the whole concept is ridiculously unscientific The story does contain one authentic science fictional dev [...]

    7. I think the only meaningful ratings on GR are and Those are pretty clear I disliked it , it was okay , and it was amazing and exist in that intermediate stage between meh and wow I liked it and I really liked it WTF How exactly do I differentiate between liking something and really liking it A lot of how we respond to stories is so personal to what we enjoy and what we ve read before One thing that I usually like in books is when it throws up an idea that I ve not come across before That s my l [...]

    8. This is my first novel by Theodore Sturgeon and it most certainly will not be the last I read the book in one sitting I m not sure now if that was a good idea but I was entranced, could not sleep, and it is rather short I was certain the book would be listed on my favorites shelf but the ending, or certain characterisitcs of the ending, forced me to withdraw from the book and look at it from the outside, not from within as I had the majority of the story I knew before beginning that Sturgeon ini [...]

    9. A group read with the Evolution of SF group I ve read this in paperback a couple of times enjoyed it, but it s probably been 15 or 20 years Blackstone s audio version has Rudnicki Ellison narrating Rudnicki is always great Ellison does some voices well I can think of a couple of good ones for him Hopefully they ll keep him to that In any case, it was worth buying.It was Ellison read the middle part, Baby Is Three , the original novella 1952 It is told from Gerry s point of view his voice was per [...]

    10. OK what to even say about this masterpiece which it undoubtably is For all u fools out there who do not think science fiction can be literature of the highest degree, u obviously haven t read a book like More Than Human because if this book doesn t blow that dense, dull witted notion out of your mind, nothing will and u should be publicly shunned forever.Written in the 50 s and it still didn t seem dated at all That alone is an astounding feat Anyway, i don t even think i can begin to praise it [...]

    11. 4.0 stars Ground breaking science fiction novel that first explored the concept of the gestalt consciousness while dealing with emotional issues of identity and fitting in to society This is on my list to re read as it has been some time since I read this Nominee Hugo Retro Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

    12. More Than Human Introducing the Homo Gestalt Also posted at Fantasy Literature This book must have been quite an eye opener back in 1953 in the Golden Age of Asimov, Heinlein and Clarke, where robots, rocket ships, future societies and aliens ruled the roost For one thing, it hardly features any credible science at all, and in tone and atmosphere owes to magic realism and adult fantasy In fact, the writing reminds me most of Ray Bradbury, full of poetry and powerful images Try reading just the [...]

    13. What is the next step in human evolution Where will we go from here How will we fundamentally change, as technology continues to emerge It feels like this is an obsession of a particular time and place While science fiction has continued to examine how a changing world will alter humans, at their core they seem to remain fundamentally human.Note The rest of this review has been withheld due to the changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, yo [...]

    14. More Than Human is not an easy read Theodore Sturgeon was never shy about pushing boundaries and trying to shake up a reader s comfortable little world.The theme of the novel is certainly fascinating the emergence of a new human species homo gestalt though the ending and hints earlier in the book suggest we ve always been it But Sturgeon left me wanting it ended too soon and too patly.I enjoyed it well enough and am interested in reading of his work but I don t think I can recommend this one u [...]

    15. I thought I had already reviewed this Perhaps not It s difficult to decide if this book a fix up novel deserves 4 or 5 stars Sometimes, Sturgeon s style reminds me of passages in Faulkner s Sound and Fury, when Faulkner is writing from a child s perspective Other times, it s like he s channeling J.D Salinger.Initially, Sturgeon wrote a story called Baby is Three, published in Galaxy Science Fiction in the early 1950s That story is the heart of the novel, and the most engaging part of it The sett [...]

    16. I liked it but I thought there would be to this story than there was.Written back in the 50 s, so it s a bit dated but not so much you can t enjoy it, this is the story of the evolution of the human race We ve just begun to move away from being a solitary creature to one where a group comes together to act as one Each has powers that add to the whole, one is incredibly brilliant, twins who can transport themselves, a boy who can influence your thought and make you do things or forget things, et [...]

    17. Not an easy read for me Extremely well written with incredibly brilliant concepts, but difficult to wrap my brain around completely There were many passages that I had to reread three or four times A fair bit of the narrative seemed to go over my head, and I have to admit that there were a few times that I thought maybe I was not smart enough to fully appreciate this book But then, inevitably, everything would come to light and I came out of my confusion right alongside the characters.Original a [...]

    18. I m beginning to notice a pattern I m giving five stars to every Sturgeon book I read, it s becomming a habit But what else can I do but acknowledge his genius This is a book of three parts, each part a process of discovery for the reader and at least one of the characters involved who are each trying to find something out about themselves, come into themselves in some way.I ve also said before that he seems so far ahead of his time and it once again becomes apparent in this book It is a million [...]

    19. I d heard that Sturgeon was a man of words, and a self educated man, at that More Than Human is the first book I ve ever read by him At first it was surprising and startling and odd, but his style and pace are easy enough to learn and then it became a book that couldn t be put down.Sturgeon writes like a poet, thinks like a psychiatrist, and understands like a philosopher His clothes were many windowed p.1 he lived inside somewhere, apart, and the little link between word and significance hung b [...]

    20. The first Gestalt character I had ever read was in Daniel O Malley s The Rook I was completely blown away by this odd and frightful concept, the sheer alienness in human form O Malley s Gestalt was born quadruplets three male, one female , all mentally one organism It them was an amazing fighter as it could coordinate four separate bodies as easily you coordinate four separate limbs Part of the joy of reading Classics is learning where your favorite contemporary authors got their ideas O Malley [...]

    21. This is a great science fiction novel and I feel bad only giving it three stars, but the story just wasn t my cup of tea Classic case of it s not you, it s me.

    22. Bay ld m bu kitaba Harika fikirler var stelik karakterler evren ile a r uyumlu Yazar n kulland y ntemi de sevdim Ba ta kar k gibi geliyor ama her ey bir anda oturdu ve acayip bir doyum hissi ile kapatt m kitab Sturgeon bekle beni geliyorum.

    23. MORE THAN HUMAN 1953 Theodore Sturgeon This early novel of science fiction was included in the Library of America s recent publication of American Science Fiction 1953 1956 It contained no rocket ships or interplanetary travel, but focused on the future of mankind as it might be influenced by a strange combination of a unique set of forces represented by a collection of what we might call damaged individuals The main characters in this tale include a girl, two tongue tied Negroes, a mongoloid i [...]

    24. More Than Human is well intentioned, but out dated Sturgeon fancies that the next step in human evolution will be multicultural, but unfortunately he also envisions it as hierarchical, run by smart white men The only two people of color are a set of identical twin black girls who can only speak one or two words and who are always for sci fi reasons of course naked When the white guy finishes using their admittedly awesome skills he says beat it I m sure that at the time, this didn t come off as [...]

    25. Incredible book in a number of ways From the first paragraph you will notice that the language sets this apart from most writing in the genre In addition, the premise and development of the story are so imaginative this book is often categorized as science fiction, but that label is both too limiting and not quite on the mark If it is science fiction, it is much Ray Bradbury than Isaac Asimov the imaginative explorations are all on the human side of the equation, rather than the technological W [...]

    26. If only the characters were relatable if only emotion were not splattered across the page in the form of adverbs if only the plot were interesting and thought provoking instead of self indulgent and overly descriptive then, and only then, might the book have been something other than boring.The second part, along with the last few pages of the final chapter, are the sections worth reading Everything else is dull filler.

    27. A spoiler free review of an undiscussable bookThe first page is an enigma, the second page is a surprise, the third page is a piece of the puzzle, and so on I will say what I can without ruining anything.The prose is fast paced and lyrical to the point of obfuscation Important details are passed over, only to come back later Characters disappear and reappear at different stages of development That s appropriate because one of the themes is latent memory It is also about passing through stages of [...]

    28. Y know, More Than Human is a decent piece of writing but it s a very awkward read, and unfortunately dated I like Sturgeon s stuff I think he was on the cusp of being something truly different and revolutionary More Than Human, in fact, probably was pretty revolutionary at the time of its publication but, how many bizarre comic books and pulp novels have we seen on the same topic since then Let s just say it s no longer the same groundbreaking material So, clearly, I don t blame Sturgeon for my [...]

    29. So it was that Lone came to know himself and like the handful of people who have done so before him he found, at this pinnacle, the rugged foot of a mountain The main plot is about humanity, and what makes us human or in this case, than human see what I did there, that s the title of the book The author s ideas about this topic are described in the context of a fairly complex plot, weaving in characters and events to create what eventually becomes a fairly impressive tapestry But just as exciti [...]

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