Hilowbrow publisher Joshua Glenn released a new book in his Radium Age Science Fiction Library series, a gorgeous paperback edition of Muriel Jaeger’s long-unobtainable thriller The Man with Six Senses. Buy your copy now, while supplies last!
Man with Six Senses
Serialized at HiLoBrow.com from July through November of this year, The Man with Six Senses concerns Michael, a hapless mutant capable of perceiving the molecular composition of objects and the ever-shifting patterns of electromagnetic fields. Hilda, a beautiful young member of England’s cynical postwar generation, becomes his champion… and then, reluctantly, his wife. Michael himself is slowly destroyed — mentally and physically — by his uncanny gift.
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.
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