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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 055210387X
  • 9780552103879

Review Text

All of these stories of mutants have been previously published; their combined presence here leaves the reader with a feeling of rather overwhelming horror, for none of the mutations seems remotely beneficial or even very tolerable for anyone concerned. Perhaps the most appealing story is "Liquid Life," which concerns a mutated, filterable virus which has an enormous effect on the lives of three young scientists; there is at least an element of humor to mitigate the horror here. Others present a rather obscure and perhaps dated view in light of scientific discoveries and events since their original publication (only two originated later than 1960). There hardly seems enough thought-provoking stimulation here - it's more often our emotional centers which respond - to justify any attempt to perpetuate these mutations. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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45 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 24% (11)
4 36% (16)
3 38% (17)
2 2% (1)
1 0% (0)
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