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Biopunk Dystopias : Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction.

Author: Lars Schmeink
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated [distributor] 2017
Series: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies LUP Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Biopunk Dystopias' analyses 21st century cultural anxieties and dystopian visions about the consequences of biotechnology, especially genetic engineering, as part of contemporary social reality.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Schmeink
ISBN: 9781781383766 1781383766
OCLC Number: 982228472
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Description: 1 online resource.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: internet access, web browser.
Contents: Acknowledgements1. Introduction2. Dystopia, Science Fiction, Posthumanism, and Liquid Modernity3. The Anthropocene, the Posthuman, and the Animal4. Science, Family, and the Monstrous Progeny5. Individuality, Choice, and Genetic Manipulation6. The Utopian, the Dystopian, and the Heroic Deeds of One7. 9/11 and the Wasted Lives of Posthuman Zombies8. ConclusionWorks CitedIndex
Series Title: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies LUP Ser.
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