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by Karen Haber

eBook The Mutant Prime download ISBN: 0385266480
Author: Karen Haber
Publisher: Doubleday; Stated First Edition edition (September 1, 1990)
Language: English
Pages: 250
ePub: 1389 kb
Fb2: 1635 kb
Rating: 4.4
Other formats: mobi doc lit lrf
Category: Literature
Subcategory: United States

The mutants of Karen Haber’s Mutant Season books have already made the leap into national politics.

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And good thing, too. These committee meetings are deadly. It’s a wonder I get any work done at all.

This book is the second volume of the Mutant saga begun in The Mutant Season, which Haber wrote with her husband, sci-fi master Robert Silverberg.

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Karen Haber, Robert Silverberg. The world is a changed place since the events related in The Mutant Season.

The megalomania of a ruthless, multitalented supermutant called Victor Ashman threatens both normal human and mutant communities as Ashman sets out to test his awesome powers to their terrifying limits
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Mutant is to be the ultimate mutant. The powerful one. To sort save them.
This book is the second volume of the Mutant saga begun in The Mutant Season, which Haber wrote with her husband, sci-fi master Robert Silverberg. One should really read Season first, because it not only introduces the various members of the Ryton family (who are featured in both books), but it also sets up the whole concept of the Mutant race, their somewhat precarious position in society, the powers they possess over "normals", and the idea of the supermutant, with a depth that Prime does not.
In the fifteen years since the events of Season, the tele-powered Mutant race has made substantial social gains, although the Mutant community still remembers the repressions of past times and always fears a resurgence of anti-Mutant hysteria. This concern is brought to the forefront by the appearance of one Victor Ashman, a mutant of unknown origins and ambitions who possesses powers far beyond what any of the Mutant race has demonstrated. Under the protection of a wealthy dowager, Ashman claims his rightful place as leader of the Mutant community while making a prisoner of a famous but reclusive artist named Narlydda. Meanwhile, Michael Ryton is facing investigation by an agency anxious to blame his father's company for a disaster that took place on the Moon. Will Michael's troubles draw him closer to his self-involved wife, or drive him into the arms of his old flame, the "normal" Kelly? What plans does Ashman have for Narlydda, and can Michael's cousin Skerry hope to rescue her despite his frightful powers?
While continuing the saga of the Ryton family, Haber has presented a more focused story here than in The Mutant Season, which seemed to pursue too many subplots at once. Also, while there's still substantial emphasis on characterization, the characters are more grown up than they were in the first volume, so the whole work is more action-oriented and less like a "Mutants 90210". So while still not a towering achievement, this is an enjoyable, fast-paced, page-turner of a sci-fi fantasy, with an extra human touch.
I got this and its prequel from the library because I like reading about unusual humans. This was a bit disappointing but it was all right, just too epic for my taste, at the expense of its characters.