Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.
(? - ) US author whose first novel, Born into Light (1988), intriguingly combines the topos of the Feral Child and that of the Superman (see also Superheroes and the character Superman): a frail naked child tumbles from interstellar space into the home of an Earth couple, who find that he learns with unnatural speed; he and his siblings may be acquiring human genetic material in order for their race to survive. Jacobs's second Young Adult tale, Sleepers, Wake (1991), reverses field on the first: human children find themselves isolated on an Alien planet. [JC]
Paul Samuel Jacobs
- Born into Light (New York: Scholastic, 1988) [hb/Romas Kukalis]
- Sleepers, Wake (New York: Scholastic, 1991) [hb/Tim Jacobus]
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