Seeds of Life

Seeds of Life Did this book inspire Flowers for Algernon the Charlie film Some sf historians think so It s a story of a man raised from subnormal to superman overnight At st he plans to benefit humanity But when t

  • Title: Seeds of Life
  • Author: Eric Temple Bell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Paperback
  • Did this book inspire Flowers for Algernon the Charlie film Some sf historians think so It s a story of a man raised from subnormal to superman overnight At 1st he plans to benefit humanity But when the transformation proves temporary, he wonders if he should save humanity or expunge it Seeds of Life is sf tragedy as grand opera It s also an enthralling harDid this book inspire Flowers for Algernon the Charlie film Some sf historians think so It s a story of a man raised from subnormal to superman overnight At 1st he plans to benefit humanity But when the transformation proves temporary, he wonders if he should save humanity or expunge it Seeds of Life is sf tragedy as grand opera It s also an enthralling hard science story with a human heart, mixing such ingredients as a black widow spider, a 2,000,000 volt X ray tube, chicken eggs hatching reptilian monsters other strange plot threads When Dr Andrew Crane of the Erickson Foundation tries to make a man of Neils Bork, his lab assistant, whose interest in bottled inspiration is his chief weakness, he succeeds in a spectacular manner Bork himself contributes to the end result in his own drunken way, there emerges Miguel de Soto, a superman in every sense His rate of thinking perceiving has accelerated many times beyond that of any human He s a partial, accidental anticipation of what humanity will become in the millenniums ahead Seeds of Life is sf of a high order, a novel involving believable people in unusual situations, written in the smoothly entertaining style which characterized all of Taine s novels No wonder Analog magazine then Astounding hailed the 1st edition of Seeds of Life as top notch Taine praised the author for his unique, memorable science mysteries, full of outrageously daring flights of the scientific imagination Analog critic P SchuylerMiller wrote that As in most of his books the theme is biological the sources of life, of the forces which mold life An accident remakes the blundering alcoholic technician Neils Bork, into the mutant superman, Miguel de Soto, at the same time sets in motion other processes which attract the attention of Bork s employer, Andrew Crane, the competent Dr Brown the author keeps several mysteries at the boiling point what has happened to Bork, to the black widow spider, to Bertha the hen what s the theory of evolution devolution around which the whole book is built John Taine 1883 1960 was Eric Temple Bell, Mathematics professor at the California Inst of Technology His sf novels were based on cutting edge science experiments he learned 1st hand from his the top scientists of his day As Taine he was the author The Forbidden Garden, The Greatest Adventure, The Time Stream, The Iron Star other Golden Age sf classics.

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    1. One of the many themes of science fiction is that of the super human people who have developed or evolved abilities beyond the norm. These super abilities can be explained by natural causes, intentional augmentation or even accident. Seeds of Life is an early twentieth century examplar of this theme. The novel concerns the creation of a superior human using radiation. The author uses his knowledge of electronics and the inexorable logic of science to build up steadily mounting horror. For Bork, [...]

    2. Unmemorable science fiction novel by John Taine, pseudonym for the mathematician Eric Temple Bell, snuck in between coursework during a busy semester.

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