Title Odd John & Sirius: Two Science Fiction Novels.
Book Condition Softcover. Reading copy.
Edition Reprint Edition.
Publisher Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1972.
0486211339 / 9780486211336
Seller ID 68364X1
Odd John is the definitive fictionalization of the mutated superman. After a strange birth and childhood, John is suddenly compelled to accept the fact that he is different. What is more, he has to decide what to do with his gifts. Sirius, although the logical successor to Odd John, deals with quite another being - an alien intelligence, artificially produced, a dog with superhuman mentality, who is not only superior to his own kind, but rejected by those with whom he has most in common. Stapledon uses his powers - intellectual, imaginative, and observant - to detail the conflict in its very "human" form.
(Key Words: Olaf Stapledon, Science Fiction).