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
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Well written and an interesting story to boot. This predates the X men and yet it features homo Superior! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Blue Card
Although the style is a little dated now, this is one of those seminal works which have influenced so many other authors and stories that it is worthwhile reading the original.Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer