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Gladiator

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Philip Wylie’s Gladiator is a science fiction novella first issued in 1930. The sci-fi novel is about a scientist who creates an alkaline free-radical serum to progress man by allowing the comparable strong point of an ant and the jumping capability of the grasshopper. The scientist inoculates his expecting wife with the serum and his son Hugo Danneris born with the strength of a superhuman, swiftness, and impermeable skin. Hugo spends most of the story concealing his powers, seldom having a possibility to willingly make use of them.

The tale is largely thought to have been an influence for Superman because of its comparisons among Danner and the original adaptations of Superman who were presented in 1938, yet no proof subsists that Superman originators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster were inspired by Philip’s writing.

Philip Gordon Wylie was an American novelist of pieces varying from pulp science fiction, mysteries, social diatribes and humor, to ecology and the perils of nuclear widespread destruction.

Philip wrote both fiction and nonfiction, his works contained more than a hundred articles, novels, series of stories, short fiction, syndicated newspaper columns, and pieces of social disparagement. He was also a writer of scripts while in Hollywood, was an editor for Farrar & Rinehart, worked on the Dade County, Florida Defense Council, was a director of the Lerner Marine Laboratory, and at an instance became an adviser to the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee for Atomic Energy which brought to the innovation of the Atomic Energy Commission. Many of his most important works include critical, although frequently theoretical, insights on human and community as an outcome of his researches and influences in biology, ethnology, physics, and psychology.

No less than 9 films were rendered from novels by Philip. He vended the rights for two other novels that were never issued.

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