I am trying to identify the name of a science fiction book I read in the mid-1990s.

The plot loosely revolves around future humanity having spread or migrated to vast space city habitats. Very athletic humanoid creatures have been bred or created with hyper-violent temperaments. They have the ability to keep their composure most of the time, except for their periodic need to flex where they will go on violent killing sprees - much to the alarm of everyone involved.

What I remember is that the story is told from the point of view of one of these creatures and involves a lot of hopping between different space cities and ensuing adventures.

Would anyone have any idea what book this may be?

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This might be "Humanoids from the Deep"


PLOT SUMMARIZATION: Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.

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    Thanks, but this isn't it. The story takes place in city habitats in space, so fairly more high-tech.
    – BB1
    Commented Nov 4, 2017 at 14:41
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    Don't know your lost story but I've just got myself a copy of 'Humanoids from the deep' . I'd never heard of it until this question. Thank you Invoker
    – Danny Mc G
    Commented Nov 5, 2017 at 3:39

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