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The Power. By Frank M. Robinson. (Eyre and Spottiswoode, 11s.

6d.) Remarkably exciting, per- suasive, cross between.science fiction and thriller, of highly superior H. G. Wells-ish sort, in which a group of scientists learn to suspect that one of their number is a superman, the man of to- morrow, today; 'as far above man as man is above the apes.' What precisely are his powers, and how will he use them? First-class in a difficult field.