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Only Superhuman

Bennett, Christopher L. (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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"2107 AD: A generation ago, Earth and the cislunar colonies banned genetic and cybernetic modifications. But out in the Asteroid Belt, anything goes. Dozens of flourishing space habitats are spawning exotic new societies and strange new varieties of humans. It's a volatile situation that threatens the peace and stability of the entire solar system.Emerald Blair is a Troubleshooter. Inspired by the classic superhero comics of the twentieth century, she's joined with other mods to try to police the unruly Asteroid Belt. But her loyalties are tested when she finds herself torn between rival factions of superhumans with very different agendas. Emerald wants to put her special abilities to good use, but what do you do when you can't tell the heroes from the villains?Only Superhuman is a rollicking hard-SF adventure set in a complex and fascinating future"--
Authors: Bennett, Christopher L.
Title: Only superhuman
Publisher: New York : Tor, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 352 p. ;,25 cm.
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Summary: "2107 AD: A generation ago, Earth and the cislunar colonies banned genetic and cybernetic modifications. But out in the Asteroid Belt, anything goes. Dozens of flourishing space habitats are spawning exotic new societies and strange new varieties of humans. It's a volatile situation that threatens the peace and stability of the entire solar system.Emerald Blair is a Troubleshooter. Inspired by the classic superhero comics of the twentieth century, she's joined with other mods to try to police the unruly Asteroid Belt. But her loyalties are tested when she finds herself torn between rival factions of superhumans with very different agendas. Emerald wants to put her special abilities to good use, but what do you do when you can't tell the heroes from the villains?Only Superhuman is a rollicking hard-SF adventure set in a complex and fascinating future"--
Local Note: 15 53 61 80 118 148 152 193 203 210 216 228 243 244 250
ISBN: 0765332299
Statement of Responsibility: Christopher L. Bennett
Genre/Form: Science fiction.
LCCN: 2012019873
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Feb 18, 2014
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Quite an astonishing book that makes no bones about playing up its major influences that are as vary from Stanley Kubrick to Stan Lee, from "Neuromancer" to "Barbarella". Some might object to the over-the-top violence and sexuality, but underlying it all I believe is a compelling commentary on just where the human experience might be taking us in the centuries to come, cloaked in the familiar conventions of comic book fantasy. Worth checking out.

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Feb 18, 2014
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

mexicanadiense thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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