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La famosa saga de los "Calvos", los nuevos mutantes telépatas, en la que se aborda con seriedad y profundidad el tema del surgimiento de una nueva especie de telépatas y los problemas de supervivencia del nuevo grupo minoritario debido a la vida en común con el Homo Sapiens.

Kuttner, uno de los fecundos autores de la época dorada de la ciencia ficción, nos ofrece una visión
Paperback, Libro amigo ciencia ficción #70, 284 pages
Published 1988 by Bruguera (first published January 1st 1953)
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Aug 18, 2011 Sandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By the early 1950s, the great husband-and-wife writing team of Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore had moved to the West Coast to acquire degrees at the University of Southern California, and were concentrating more on their scholastic pursuits than their (formerly prodigious) sci-fi/fantasy output. In 1953, the pair released "Mutant," which would turn out to be their final, novel-length work of science fiction as a team. "Mutant" is what is known as a "fix-up novel," consisting of four short stories o ...more
Rog Harrison
This book was written by Henry Kuttner and Catherine L Moore and published in 1953. Set in the USA following an atomic war telepaths (the mutants of the title) struggle to co-exist with "normal" humans. Each chapter deals with the story of a different key telepath over the previous 200 years. The framing device is the thoughts of an accident victim who thinks he may be dying. I had not read this book before but I am certain I had read at least one of the chapters before probably in an anthology ...more
Nov 18, 2012 Louisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Telepathic mutants are the future of humanity, for the low low cost of complete hairlessness (and the fear and hatred of normal humans).

This is really a collection of the five "Baldy" stories, slightly edited and joined together by framing sections to make a more complete whole. The setting is a future USA recovering from nuclear war (the first story is from 1945 [Hiroshima, Nagasaki] and the war was dated 1950). A small number of people have mutated from the fallout, getting telepathic powers t
H. Gibson
Chronicles of Han Storm Book Club Read (Science Fiction)

Although considered a good, thought provoking book by those members who read it, it was stated that the story line could have been expanded on considerably. My personal opinion is that comparisons have been drawn between other books. I really liked this story.
Danahe Arellano
Jul 23, 2014 Danahe Arellano rated it it was amazing
LO AMEEEE POR COMPLETO,magnifico libro, de lectura ligera con muy buenos dialogos y magnifico contenido, solo puedo decir que quiero un inductor!!!!
Dony Grayman
Nov 30, 2014 Dony Grayman marked it as to-read
Shelves: decto, fegrande, ed-esp
Libro amigo ciencia ficción #70
Sep 07, 2007 Raja99 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fixup of 5 Baldy stories with an interstitial framing story set in the far future. Damon Knight, in his SF criticism collection In Search of Wonder, complained that the framing story removed any effort on the reader's part; I sympathized until I reached the powerful final segment.

This book suffers a bit from the huge number of people who've ripped it off since then (I'm looking at you, Marvel Comics X-Men).
Dec 04, 2013 Juan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
El tema de como reacciona una sociedad a una mutación hace pensar en la extinción del Neardental, el libro se desarrolla sobre la especie "victoriosa". Es un libro gris, nunca aborda desde los protagonistas Homo Sapiens y solo mira desde los "calvos". Siempre hay espacio para analizar la evolución de homo sapiens, ya sea biológica o .....
Ellis L.
Jan 31, 2012 Ellis L. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Typical of older-style science fiction in which the plot overshadows the characters. The concept was mildly interesting but mostly I just forced myself through the book.
Feather Mista
Jan 06, 2011 Feather Mista marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Veremos...
Recommended to Feather by: Que estaba a mano
Shelves: pospuestos
Lo arranqué, me gustó, lo intercalé con otras lecturas, lo largué... Y al día de hoy todavía no lo retomé. Y eso que digo que me gusta la ciencia ficción...
Ana Abel
Jun 10, 2009 Ana Abel rated it liked it
Shelves: año-2009
Interesante especulación sobre las consecuencias sociales del desarrollo de la telepatía por una parte de la población. El final tiene mucha fuerza.
Jun 12, 2015 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi
1983 grade B+

Balantine Bal-Hi U2859
Feb 07, 2015 DMS rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
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Henry Kuttner was, alone and in collaboration with his wife, the great science fiction and fantasy writer C. L. Moore, one of the four or five most important writers of the 1940s, the writer whose work went furthest in its sociological and psychological insight to making science fiction a human as well as technological literature. He was an important influence upon every contemporary and every sci ...more
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