John Brunner paints a beautiful picture of a man born in a deformed body, but gifted with the ability to send and receive thoughts
Gerald Howson didn't look powerful . John Brunner paints a beautiful picture of a man born in a deformed body, but gifted with the ability to send and receive thoughts. He finds what he thinks might be a way to get some recognition and a bit of money leads to him being a wildly respected healing secure in ways he never imagined.
Twisted, ugly, crippled. The kind of guy people just didn't want to know .
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Telepathist (UK title) or The Whole Man (better US title) (1964) was one of the first science fiction books I read, one of the things that defined the edges of the genre for me early on. I’ve always liked it. It was also one of the first adult books I bought-I own the Fontana 1978 reprint (not pictured). Reading it now there are all those echoes of the times I read it before. It’s a fix-up, very episodic. All of the sections appeared in magazines before being put together as a book, and the seams show.
John Kilian Houston Brunner (24 September 1934 – 25 August 1995) was a British author of science fiction novels and stories. His 1968 novel Stand on Zanzibar, about an overpopulated world, won the 1969 Hugo Award for best science fiction novel, and the BSFA award the same year. The Jagged Orbit won the BSFA award in 1970. Brunner was born in 1934 in Preston Crowmarsh, near Wallingford in Oxfordshire, and went to school at St Andrew's Prep School, Pangbourne.
16. His bitterness was still growing, accentuated by his lack of sleep, when the special conference convened next afternoon
16. His bitterness was still growing, accentuated by his lack of sleep, when the special conference convened next afternoon. But for Choong the high executives came swarming in by Mach Five express. In the chair reserved for him at Singh's right, he sat trying to think of unimportant matters-the long low sea-green.
The Atlantic Abomination. John Brunner (1934-1995) was a prolific British SF writer. The (Compleat) Traveler in Black. In 1951, he published his first novel, Galactic Storm, at the age of just 17, and went on to write dozens of novels under his own and various house names until his death in 1995 at the Glasgow Worldcon. He won the Hugo Award and the British Science Fiction Award for Stand on Zanzibar (a regular contender for the ‘best SF novel of all time’) and the British Science Fiction Award for The Jagged Orbit.
John Brunner's The Whole Man is a 1960's sci-fi tale focused mainly on the notion of telepathy. The extensive physical deformities of the telepath actually contribute to his telepathic power as those parts of his brain not developed for his body, allow his brain telepathy region to expand. Telepaths are common enough in this universe set off in our near future that the "world government" uses them for various purposes. In addition, there are different skill sets or specializations. Unfortunately, there is minimal character development and the sociocultural factors are rudimentary at best. Telepathy becomes a means of expression and a way to connect with others.
The Whole Man. Authors: John Brunner. He was afraid that Howson might become insane, and the possibility of an insane telepathist with Howson’s power was bleakly fearful. MoreLess Show More Show Less.