Only Superhuman

Only Superhuman

Book - 2012
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765332295
0765332299
Branch Call Number: SF BENNETT
Characteristics: 352 p

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rvbolo
Oct 04, 2016

Although intended to be the book equivalent of a graphic novel or movie, the author does not do well. Got half-way through and couldn't go further, just couldn't enjoy the book for what it was. The author gets the science pretty much right and mixes in plenty of violence and sex, but it just didn't work for me. It would make an excellent graphic novel should the author partner with quality artists.

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mexicanadiense
Feb 18, 2014

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 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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