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“Only Superhuman is a heady comic book fix for the discerning SF reader, filled with a sense of wonder and a sense of seriousness.”
—Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sisterhood of Dune
“Many writers have written about superheroes, but nobody does it like Christopher L. Bennett.”
—Stanley Schmidt, editor of Analog
“Only Superhuman is, to my knowledge, the first hard science superhero story. And the story is the better for it.” —Mike W. Barr, author of Camelot 3000
“A tour de force that tells a fascinating story with flair, imagination, and weight.”
—TV Zone on Star Trek: Ex Machina
CHRISTOPHER L. BENNETT has had multiple works of short fiction published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact as well as the online magazines DayBreak and Alternative Coordinates, and has written critically acclaimed novels based on Star Trek, Spider-Man, and X-Men, all of them with a hard science slant. Only Superhuman is his first original novel. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
That was enough to get me into reading the book, although the content inside of it may not sit well with everyone.
And while I have no problem with Blair as a character being comfortable being naked, there were a few times when I felt it was, again, not necessary for the story.
There was a lot of sexual references in the book, which wouldn't bother me except that they were done in a childish way.
Only Superhuman had an interesting premise, that in the future cybernetic enhancements will make us into superhero-like beings, but the execution was poor. Read morePublished 3 months ago by MFormichelli
This seemed very straight forward at first, but the plot, the characters and the world develop more and more as the book continues. A nice reveal! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gavin Sheedy
I agree with some other reviewers that this book isn't for everyone. However, I do disagree with others about it being to slow. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Cap'n Crunch
This book sets the stage for perhaps some very good later books in this setting. The Sol System in the not too distant future. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Carl
As a reader, I can tell that a lot of time and imagination went into this novel. As an established fan of Mr. Read morePublished 7 months ago by terra19
If you are looking for a pedestrian and tame science fiction novel, this one isn't for you. Telling the story of Emerald Blair, a super hero 'troubleshooter', Bennett takes us on... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Byron W Bailey
Overview: A promising setting and interesting premise marred by a slow start, minimal characterization, and a bland protagonist. 3/5 stars.
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The first aspect of Only Superhuman that needs to be discussed is its genre. Mr. Bennett was exceedingly ambitious in his primary concept which is a down the middle blend of hard... Read morePublished 8 months ago by J. Del Arroz