Charlie Gordon, IQ 68, is a floor sweeper, and the gentle butt of everyone's jokes, until an experiment in the enhancement of human intelligence turns him into a genius.
But then Algernon, the mouse whose triumphal experimental transformation preceeded his, fades and dies, and Charlie has to face the possibilty that his salvation was only temporary.
Publication date: 01/08/2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||1st August 2006|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Science Fiction,|
Daniel Keyes was born in Brooklyn in 1927, and has world as a merchant seaman, editor and university lecturer. He started his SF career when he became an associate editor of Marvel Science Fiction in 1951. His first short story 'Precedent' appeared in the same magazine in 1952. He is best known for Flowers for Algernon which won a Hugo Award in 1960 as a novella (1959) and went on to win a Nebula Award in (1966) for the full-length novel. In 1968 Flowers for Algernon was made into the Oscar-winning film Charly.More About Daniel Keyes