|Sphere SF paperback, 1981. Cover painting by Jim Burns.|
THE PERFECT ULTIMAN
In the vast multiverse of the future, genetic engineering has created four human and superhuman breeds.
The trumen - perfected human beings who are bright and beautiful, without defects or disease, living in perfect harmony.
The mumen - specialized mutants reshaped for war or space or life on other worlds.
The stargods - immortals created too much in the image of their blundering Creators, ruling the multiverse with more power than compassion.
The Fourth Creation - a final attempt to restrain the tryrannic follies of the stargods who have killed the last Creator in their bid to rule supreme.
Of the Fourth Creation only two young children survive; Davey Dunahoo and Buglet. Doomed to die with the premen on the desolate planet Andoranda V, Davey and Buglet face the awesome challenge of producing the Ultiman to destroy the mighty gods."