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Bodies of Tomorrow: Technology, Subjectivity, Science Fiction

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Anxieties about embodiment and posthumanism have always found an outlet in the science fiction of the day. In Bodies of Tomorrow, Sherryl Vint argues for a new model of an ethical and embodied posthuman subject through close readings of the works of Gwyneth Jones, Octavia Butler, Iain M. Banks, William Gibson, and other science fiction authors. Vint's discussion is firmly ...more
Hardcover, 243 pages
Published February 24th 2007 by University of Toronto Press
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Steen Ledet
Jan 06, 2015 rated it liked it
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A critical reading of a cluster of SF novels, all of which engage with embodiment in different ways. However, Vint's argument never seem to truly come together, always positing the novels as ideologically marred. It seems to me that several of these novels and authors are in fact producing critical work, critiquing conceptions of the human; rather than working only through representations these novels also work through aesthetics. As such, Vint's work never reaches the level of Carl Freedman's * ...more
Teghan
Oct 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Cyborg theory is a niche passion of mine and this collection of essays is fodder for the brain. The ideas suggested make you think and reconsider the world you inhabit in ways I am rarely challenged.

I've read this book probably 4 times now and each time you get something new out of it. There are so many ideas packed in that one reading doesn't do it.
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Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Given that this book was finished in 2000, it is surprisingly current.
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