by Philip Wylie
Number of pages: 180
Gladiator is a brave novel that unflinchingly portrays people at their ugliest and pettiest, all the while reflecting on the better worlds that could be were it not for humanity's relentless failings. The novel partially inspired the comic-book character Superman.
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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!
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