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August 21, 2009

Super Humans

Recently I watched the FBI drama Eleventh Hour and the episode dealt with super soldiers. In a coincidence, I’m reading the second book in Bianca D’Arc’s Resonance Mates series. (You know the one I mentioned in yesterday’s post—the one I don’t have time to read!) The series is about the Alvian race who takes over Earth. The only humans who survive the attacks are the ones with psychic gifts. The Alvians have taken genetics to the max and have no emotions. Anyone with emotions is suspect and the few remaining humans are subjected to experiments, some of which are horrid. Ms D’Arc writes a great book with awesome world building.

Nalini Singh’s Psy series also deals with something similar- the Psy race have managed to cancel out all emotions in order to make a “perfect” life.

In fiction I can live with this scenario, although I’m not sure I understand the drive behind a race seeking the perfect being. My personal opinion is that disease etc is nature’s way of limiting population. Emotions, both good and bad, bring color to life.

Anyhow, my question is do you think a super or perfect person is a good thing? Does anyone have any recommendations for sci-fi romances in a similar vein?

I have a guest spot at coco & kelley about travel. This blog is a new discovery for me and I enjoy my visits there, indulging my love of pretty clothes, interior decorating and the like. Here’s the link.

6 Comments

  1. sandra cox

    Its hard to relate with perfect. But SciFi writing always impresses me.

  2. patsy hagen

    A race of superhumans are fine, they make a story interesting, but one without emotions…what fun is that? I suppose that thought is for real life. With SciFi, you can do anything you want.

  3. Marissa Alwin

    I think our flaws, talents, differences are what make living interesting. If there’s no challenge to overcome, survive with, or develop something what’s the point? So No, no interest in the perfect being… I’m sure they find out in the series you mentioned there is no such thing.

    I know there are more out there but my imperfect brain can’t remember them. *g*

  4. Shelley Munro

    Sandra – it is hard to relate to perfect. Of course in both books I mentioned this is part of the conflict.

  5. Shelley Munro

    Patsy – I agree. It’s emotions that make us interesting and different from each other. In the stories I mentioned, the emotions bleed through causing conflict in the plot. It makes for an interesting read. I highly recommend both authors.

  6. Shelley Munro

    Marissa – If they come to mind I hope you’ll pop back. Thanks for visiting me at coco & kelley. :grin:

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