The Man with Six Senses by Muriel JaegerThe Man with Six Senses by Muriel Jaeger

The Man with Six Senses

byMuriel JaegerIntroduction byMark Kingwell

Paperback | November 29, 2013

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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.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 andable 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.
Muriel Jaeger (1892-1969) was a British historian and social critic, and the author ofBefore Victoria.Her science fiction books includeThe Question Mark, an ambiguous utopia that likely influenced Aldous Huxley;Hermes Speaks; andRetreat From Armageddon.Mark Kingwell is a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto. He is autho...
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Title:The Man with Six SensesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:November 29, 2013Publisher:CursorLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1935869655

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'The first attempt to extrapolate the hypothesis [of ESP] carefully and painstakingly - and to conclude that it might better be reckoned a curse than a blessing.' -The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction