When Hilda, a beautiful young member of England's cynical postwar generation, meets Michael, a hapless mutant capable of perceiving the molecular composition of objects and the ever-shifting patterns of electromagnetic fields, she becomes his apostle. However, her efforts to convince others of the prodigy's unique importance end disastrously; and Michael himself is slowly destroyed - mentally and physically - by his uncanny gift. In the end, Hilda must decide whether she is willing and able to make a supreme sacrifice for the sake of humankind's future. This early and brilliant effort to export the topic of extra-sensory perception out of folklore and occult romances and import it into science fiction was first published in 1927 by Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press.
by Muriel Spark
by Amy Cooper Hakim, Muriel Solomon
by William Skidelsky
by Serhii Plokhy
by Bear Grylls
by Mick West
by Michael Booth
by Philipp Blom
by Darren Shan
"Ralph Lister is one of those audiobook performers who can deliver formal period prose so flawlessly that the listener is effortlessly transported into whatever setting is described by the author. Lister also defines each character with his or her own unique personality, so thereÕs no doubt who is featured in each scene. In this story, Michael can perceive the molecular composition of objects and sense shifting electromagnetic fields, as well as divine underground water by manual dowsing. His gift fascinates narrator Rafe's fiancŽe, Hilda, wooing her away from their intended betrothal. Part of the author's Radium Age Science Fiction Series, this novel delves into the chilling perception that a mutant skill can evolve into more of a curse than a blessing. A.W. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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