The Beyond by Jeff Sutton a Review
This was a book I read in tender years but have kept the copy of it with me for over forty years. It spoke to my sense of alienation as a child and in the limitless possibilities of the future.
It’ sad and sweet, full of pain and based on the premise that while you can hide inside an indentity for a while, in the end, you must strap on your weapon and step into the street on one side of the other.
The Beyond is a tale of the other. In this case on an Australia like penal colony where telepaths are banished to save normals from the invasion of their thoughts, something new has emerged, a PK. A psychokinetic, one
with the power to move objects by thought alone.
The Galatic government has decided it is not enough to send the telepaths into exile. If a PK has arisen, more drastic measures are called for.
Sutton began publishing
fiction in 1958. Throughout his writing career he remained a free-lance
editorial consultant to aerospace industries and published articles in related
professional magazines. He published 23 novels in more than 10 languagees,
including a number of science fiction, war, political, and juvenile books. In
one of his interviews he said that writing came naturally to him. He wrote that
his greatest interest had always been people and the settings in which they
function. As a writer, he focused on subjects related to his earlier work –
space, astronautics, war, newspapers – and on science fiction. Among his books
about space exploration are Bombs in Orbit(1959), Spacehive (1960)
and Apollo at Go (1963).
Jean Sutton helped edit
fifteen of her husband's novels, starting with his first fiction book First
on the Moon (1958). They first collaborated as coauthors on the juvenile
book The Beyond (1968). They published some juvenile books as coauthors,
including The River, The Programmed Man,Lord of the Stars
and others. Two of them, The Beyond and The Programmed Man, were
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Author Edward McKeown is a writer and editor