The book that gave the world the term Homo superior.
From the Back Cover
Introduction by Adam Roberts John Wainwright is a freak, a human mutation with an extraordinary intelligence which is both awesome and frightening to behold. Ordinary humans are mere playthings to him. And Odd John has a plan - to create a new order on Earth, a new supernormal species. But the world is not ready for such a change . . . Olaf Stapledon (1886-1950) Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and Liverpool University, Olaf Stapledon worked for a shipping office in Liverpool and Port Said before returning to lecture at Liverpool University. His books included the SF classics Last and First Men and Star Maker. 'Stapledon is the great classical example . . . the ultimate SF writer' Brian Aldiss 'Olaf Stapledon was one of the most creative thinkers of our time' Greg Bear 978 0 575 07224 4 £7.99
About the Author
Olaf Stapledon (1886-1950) was born near Liverpool and educated at Balliol College, Oxford and Liverpool University. After spending eighteen months working in a shipping office in Liverpool and Port Said, he lectured extramurally for Liverpool University in English literature and industrial history. He served in France from 1915 until 1919 with the Friends' Ambulance Unit and then lectured again for Liverpool University in psychology and philosophy. His novels include FIRST AND LAST MAN, LAST ME IN LONDON, STAR MAKER and ODD JOHN.