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The Book of Lapism
by Phil Geusz (Goodreads Author)
Why would any sane person pay to have themselves remade into a half-rabbit freak? Any religion which asks its members to do that would sink without a trace... or would it? Find out more in THE FIRST BOOK OF LAPISM!
Paperback, 302 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Anthro Press
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Lapism isn't a religion in the usual sense, there's no specific deity to be worshiped, no teachings on the afterlife and no divinely inspired holy book. There is no clergy, no idols or icons, no proselytizing, no tithing and no formal prayers. Rather it's a form of transhumanism, a movement that uses science and technology to improve humanity. Lapists have their bodies genetically transformed into anthropomorphic rabbits. The alteration isn't merely cosmetic, the changes include modifications to ...more
A thoroughly pleasant and introspective quadrille of tales exploring the implications of a future where genetic engineering has reached the point where people can turn themselves (and their young children) into rabbits for enlightened, spiritual reasons or base, greedy ones. Phil Geusz has an engaging voice in all these stories, and he's pondering interesting and worthwhile ideas.