Superman — or Supermonster? Although he was the first successful product of the Artificial Creation laboratory — the government workshop for the production of new talents by tampering with the genes of the unborn — Simeon Kelly would work for them only under compulsion. And the compulsion the generals applied to get him to probe the mind of the thing called Child had to be the greatest. Because Child was anything but that. In that incredibly monstrous infant appeared to be the potential for whole oceans of inventions and an entire cosmos of total creativity. But Child was vicious, insane, and short-lived.