Julius is a lecturer and speaker in a medical school, and he has a secret. We learn of a death of someone close to him, and some nonstandard procedures that preserved the brain of the deceased. Why is it so imperitive to preserve that brain, and why must it be kept a secret?
Dr Miller is the coleague who is amazed to learn the brain isn’t only preserved, but it’s alive. A human brain can’t live outside the body, but Stephan Hamblin wasn’t exactly human… was he? If you knew Stephan, then you’d know.
Voiceover from Julius recounts how he first met the peculiar Stephan. A boy was found, crawling like a wild animal, had never uttered a word, but befriended our hero. Knowledge and talents seemed to be absorbed instantly. Though a body of a boy, his speach and dexterity is fully developed.
A tragedy, in France, impacts Stephan and strikes him down. Is he OK? He becomes aloof, staying seperate from his peers, going on to college, and at the top of his class. His knowledge is like a bottomless well.
Stephan and Julius became friends, and a secret is learned about Stephan’s true origins. Stephan has the ability to see the future, all except his own demise, and how it will come about. What is Stephan’s fate?