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by Félicien Champsaur
adapted by Brian Stableford

Short Stories

Meet Dr. Marc Vanel, son of a scientist and a beautiful exotic spy, polymath, engineer, gifted with prodigious strength and intelligence, trained by the Brahmins of India. When Vanel acquires the power of invisibility, he becomes Homo-Deus, invisible but for his emerald green eyes, haunting the dreams of evil men and lovely women alike.

Felicien Champsaur's Homo-Deus (1924) is a ground-breaking novel which combines biomedical and superhero speculative fiction. It is a milestone in the evolution of the superhero, dealing with its fundamental problem: to what extent a person who can act with total impunity is likely to admit any constraints stemming from morality?

Also included in this volume are Champsaur's sequel, Kill the Old, Enjoy! (1925), a brutal but honest look at the moral disintegration of society after World War I, and an afterword by Brian Stableford.

Homo-Deus, le Satyre Invisible (Homo-Deus, The Invisible Satyr) (Ferenczi, 1924)
Tuez les Vieux! Jouir (Kill the Old! Enjoy!) (1925)
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.

Cover by Yoz

Published by Black Coat Press in December 2014
ISBN: 978-1-61227-351-8

The Brian Stableford Website