Timothy was not human - not if by human you mean a man with two arms, two legs, two eyes. Of the first criteria, he had none at all; of the last, only one. And even that one was misplaced.
Timothy was born of human stock, of course - but not of woman. He was the product of the artificial wombs, a strictly military venture, and when he was born the technicians shrugged, and consigned him to custodial care. They expected him to die within five years, like most of the freaks.
It was in his third year that they discovered Timothy to be something more than human. Cheated of a normal life through his physical deformities, nature developed his brain - and talents that were peculiarly his. Talents that would help him survive in a world made for the normal people - survive, and perhaps even more!
Dean Ray Koontz (born 1945) is an American writer.
Dean Koontz is best known for suspense thrillers, which incorporate elements of horror, science fiction, mystery, and satire.
Dean Koontz wrote under an array of pen names (Aaron Wolfe, Brian Coffey, David Axton, Deanna Dwyer, John Hill, K. R. Dwyer, Leigh Nichols, Leonard Chris, Owen West, Richard Paige), but since the 1980s he has written mostly under his own name.