Thursday, April 21, 2005

Human plus

I've got a great group of four non-fiction books to review for the spring VLS; I must restrain myself on the novel-reading front meanwhile. They're loosely grouped around ideas of human bodies and genetic and technological enhancement: Michael Chorost's Rebuilt : How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human; a collection edited by Marquard Smith and introduced by William Gibson, Stelarc: The Monograph; Ramez Naam's More than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement; and Pete Shanks, Human Genetic Engineering: A Guide for Activists, Skeptics, and the Very Perplexed. This is just my kind of thing. It's going to be fun.

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