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Small doses of the future : a collection of medical science fiction stories

Author: Brad Aiken
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2014.
Series: Science and fiction (Springer (Firm))
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like many fields of science, the future of medicine is frequently predicted by the science fiction writers of today, very much as many of today's medical advances were presaged by science fiction stories of the past. In this book, physician and science fiction author Brad Aiken conveys his own speculations about our medical future through nine highly entertaining and thought-provoking short stories. Touching upon a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brad Aiken
ISBN: 9783319042534 331904253X 3319042521 9783319042527
OCLC Number: 871254902
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 193 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Part I Short Stories --
Locked In --
Questioning the Tree --
Freudian Slipstream --
Done That, Never Been There --
Hiding from Nobel --
The Last Clone --
If He Only Had a Brain --
Once, On a Blue Moon --
A Time to Every Purpose --
Part II The Science behind the Fiction: The Invasion of Modern Medicine by Science Fiction.
Series Title: Science and fiction (Springer (Firm))
Responsibility: Brad Aiken.

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This book features nine short stories that offer an intriguing glimpse into our medical future, including vaccination strategies against unknown deathly pathogens, nanomedicine to cure diseases and  Read more...

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