The children in these stories have one thing in common—they are all young mutants. Some of the children have strange powers. Some use them for good, and some for bad. Some of the children are so smart, they are something more than mere geniuses. Some of the children can control their mutations, some of them can’t. Some of the mutations are terrifying…and one of the mutants isn’t human at all.
“Drs. Asimov, Greenberg, and Waugh have assembled just the kind of mutant stories I’d have loved in my wondering adolescence.”
“A wonderful selection of stories. Young readers deserve to have these stories available to them.”
This is another disappointing anthology aimed at a younger reader and without anything by the Good Doctor himself included. Ray Bradbury’s “Hail and Farewell” is poignant and nice, and John Brunner’s “What Friends are For” almost makes the whole book worthwhile, but most of the others are fairly dull (not to mention the fact that several of them go to the trouble of defining “mutant” for us, which gets rather tedious by book’s end).