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The Face in the Mirror: a transhuman identity crisis (Reflections #1)

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What does it mean to be human?

Imagine you're in a tragic accident.
You expect to die!
Instead you awaken in a body that is not yours.
Not even your own species!
Not even your own gender.

In a desperate attempt to save your life your brain has been transplanted into the only body available, the body of a genetically engineered slave.

Everyone is quick to assure you that you are s
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Kindle Edition, 509 pages
Published August 29th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services (first published August 28th 2012)
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Miriam
Dec 31, 2016 Miriam rated it it was ok
WELL. This novel sure is ambitious. It explores metaphysics and the nature of self; the fluidity of sexual and gender identity; the impact of physical change on mental health; the legal implications of CNS transplants; transhumanist principles; body dysmorphic disorder; liberty, servitude, slavery; 'human' rights for people who are only partially human; polyamorous relationships and families... to name a few.

I stuck with it because I think the premise is amazing (though admittedly, VERY niche).
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Lenora
Jan 26, 2014 Lenora rated it really liked it
The Face in the Mirror: a transhuman identity crisis by TR Brown

I was not sure what to expect from this book, having looked at the cover I thought it might be a bit of a cheesy B Movie style sci-fi gender shocker and nothing more, how wrong I was! It would be impossible to explore every issue that this book covers. Initially it is a very through exploration of the psychological trauma faced by many amputees/trauma survivors and the reaction of friends and family; it then delves into what precise
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Cate
There is an old saying “never judge a book by its cover”, and that is especially true in the case of this book. If I had picked this up in a store, the cover alone would have made me put this back on the shelf, without even reading the synopsis and, by doing that I would have missed out on interesting read. However, for those who are made uncomfortable by gender identity issues I would recommend giving this book as miss as they are a strong theme here.

This is the second book I’ve read in about a
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Shelia Mejia
Jan 11, 2016 Shelia Mejia rated it liked it
I'm still reading this book but would like to make a couple of comments about it. First, the ERRORS! I don't just mean some typos either. If you have a pet peeve about the proper use of 'your' and 'you're' then just skip this book because it will dive you insane! That being said, I find the premise fascinating. Wrestling with your self image after such a drastic operation, even knowing how limited the choices were would be catastrophic.

For now, I'll keep reading despite the grammatical errors b
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Kelvin Clements
May 06, 2014 Kelvin Clements rated it really liked it
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Well this was really quite good, I read the free exert first and was intrigued by the idea of a brain transplant into another species and another sex. The book is quite thought provoking as the main character recovers and goes thought different levels of identity crisis. Their appear to be a 2nd and 3rd book in the series so I see I'm going to be catching up on the Todd/Shade character in a couple of weeks time.
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Born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1970, I have been writing for most of my life but have previously only had research papers and technical documents published. A cancer survivor, my day job is, ironically, as a biologist in a lab that looks for genetic markers for hereditary cancer. When not working or writing I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, reading, gaming and going to the movies.

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