Odd John: A Story Between Jest and Earnest
by Olaf Stapledon
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2009
A strange looking child, John, was born to an ordinary family, but he was endowed with intellectual and physical characteristics as advanced from us as we are from are our immediate primate ancestors. Definitive fictionalization of mutated superman.
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by Edward Bulwer-Lytton - ManyBooks
An English man finds himself suddenly trapped in a subterranean world inhabited by an ancient race of advanced beings. The story describes a near future world characterized by female dominance, physical perfection, and vast technological progress.
by F. L. Wallace - Project Gutenberg
This etext was produced from Galaxy Science Fiction April 1952. Outcasts of a society of physically perfect people, they couldn't stay and they couldn't go home again -- yet there had to be some escape for them. Oddly enough, there was!
by Brandon Overall
Neil spent his whole life believing he would amount to greatness. A dream led to the awakening of a dormant power, and his life would never be ordinary again. When the government learned of his abilities, they knew they needed him on their side.
by Philip Wylie
Gladiator is a brave novel that unflinchingly portrays people at their ugliest and pettiest, while reflecting on the better worlds that could be were it not for humanity's relentless failings. The novel inspired the comic-book character Superman.