The Dark Other – Stanley G. Weinbaum

Pat is a beautiful young woman with many admirers. Nick is a young man with a secret. When his dark side interferes with their burgeoning love, things turn grim, and psychologist Carl Horker has to intervene. Most people, including me, know of Stanly Weinbaum from his great debut story, “A Martian Odyssey”. He wrote a dozen other, mostly good, short storiesas well. I also recently read one of his novels, The New Adam, an effective…

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The New Adam – Stanley G. Weinbaum

Edmond Hall, born a mutant with too many joints in his fingers and a double mind, tries to find a purpose in a society of humans. While pondering whether he’s a superman or the devil, he explores pleasure, power, and passion. This is not a warm and fuzzy story, but it is a good example of science fiction with a purpose. Stanley Weinbaum envisions a superior human, and does his best to imagine what such…

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