Only Superhuman

By Christopher L. Bennett
(Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765332295, 352pp.)

Publication Date: October 16, 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.




About the Author
Christopher L. Bennett is the author of two previous works of "Titan" fiction, the novel "Star Trek: Titan: Orion's Hounds" and the short story "Empathy" in the "Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows" anthology. He has also authored such critically acclaimed novels as "Star Trek: Ex Machina, Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Buried Age", and "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Greater Than the Sum", as well as the alternate "Voyager" tale "Places of Exile" in "Myriad Universes: Infinity's Prism". Shorter works include "Star Trek: SCE" #29: "Aftermath" and "Star Trek: Mere Anarchy: The Darkness Drops Again", as well as short stories in the anniversary anthologies "Constellations" (original series), "The Sky's The Limit" (TNG), "Prophecy and Change" (DS9), and "Distant Shores" (VGR). Beyond "Star Trek", he has penned the novels "X-Men: Watchers on the Walls" and "Spider-Man: Drowned in Thunder", and is also developing original science fiction novel concepts


Praise For Only Superhuman

Only Superhuman is a heady comic book fix for the discerning SF reader, filled with a sense of wonder and a sense of seriousness.”
—Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sisterhood of Dune

“Many writers have written about superheroes, but nobody does it like Christopher L. Bennett.”
—Stanley Schmidt, editor of Analog

Only Superhuman is, to my knowledge, the first hard science superhero story. And the story is the better for it.”  —Mike W. Barr, author of Camelot 3000

“A tour de force that tells a fascinating story with flair, imagination, and weight.”
—TV Zone on Star Trek: Ex Machina

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