Thought-provoking and intricately crafted classic sci-fi,
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This review is from: More Than Human (S.F. MASTERWORKS) (Kindle Edition)
As an exploration of the requirements and capacities of being human 'More than human' remains an insightful and fresh example of the opportunity science fiction provides to reflect creatively on broader philosophical questions. If its conclusions are in the final paragraphs a little heavy-handed this is perhaps a reflection of the extent to which they have since been absorbed into a larger, and now familiar discourse about the value of service, communality and ethics. The story is woven carefully to reflect the composite nature of the consciousness described, and its surrealist moments and forays into mental dislocation are both funny and disturbing. The only drawback to this Kindle edition was occasional errors in the digitising of the text (h's transcribed as b's etc.) which did not impeded understanding but interrupted the flow of the narrative at times.