Books: Homo Superior

ODD JOHN — Olaf Stapledon — Button ($2).

Odd was the right word for John. An 11-months' baby, he still looked like a foetus when he was born, had to be incubated. His parents soon found him a precocious handful, gradually came to the conclusion that John was a being superior to the normal. Because he needed money for his private schemes, he turned burglar at a tender age, committed his first murder at the age of 9 (self-defense: the policeman had caught him red-handed). He sold many an invention, cleaned up in the...

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