Odd John by Olaf Stapledon
Paperback – Berkley – 1965
“Olaf Stapledon was one of the greatest originators of modern science fiction. The ideas expressed in his books have formed the framework for much of today’s writing in the field.
In Odd John he created the first ‘homo superior’ — a being at once strange and awesome, possessing unparalleled mental powers. Odd John‘s story is a compelling tale of a superman’s tragic struggle for survival in a world of ordinary men.” Science fiction classic. Recommended! (Greg) Powers cover.