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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.
Really more of a 2.5 stars out of 5 but I'm generous and rounded up instead of down. I liked the idea of the story. People made into superhumans become superheroes. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brandt Anderson
Good story about the future of mankind as they expand into the Solar system. Most of the action takes place on asteroids that remind me of Alan E. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dennis J. McCarn
This book was awful. I felt like I was trapped in the mind of a teenage boy living out his superhero fantasy.Published 7 months ago by KG
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 10 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 14 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 14 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 14 months ago by Carl