Science and Fiction

Beyond Human

Engineering Our Future Evolution

Authors: Seedhouse, Erik

  • An absorbing and informative look at possible enhanced humans of the future
  • Includes lively descriptions of imaginary - though plausible - scenarios, often alluding to science fiction of the past
  • Special attention given to cloning and to bio printing, the growth of organs in the lab
  • When not helping to train astronauts, the author has written widely on space exploration and is an expert on a wide range of future technologies
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Beyond Human is an informative and accessible guide for all those interested in the developing sciences of genetic engineering, bio printing and human cloning. Illustrating the ideas with reference to well-known science fiction films and novels, the author provides a unique insight into and understanding of how genetic manipulation, cloning, and other novel bio-technologies will one day allow us to redesign our species. It also addresses the legitimate concerns about “playing God”, while at the same time embracing the positive aspects of the scientific trajectory that will lead to our transhuman future.

About the authors

Erik Seedhouse is a suborbital astronaut whose life-long ambition is to work in space. He works as a spaceflight consultant, triathlon coach and author and is the Training Director for Astronauts for Hire. Between 2008 and 2013 he was director of Canada’s manned centrifuge operations. Erik’s previous books include Ocean Outpost (2010), Trailblazing Medicine (2011), Interplanetary Outpost (2011), and Pulling G. (2012).

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“The book is well-written and fully illustrated in color. … this is an excellent volume that reads like the best science fact articles in Analog. SF writers in particular will want to read Beyond Human as a reference, but it’s also a rewarding read for anyone who enjoys speculating on the frontiers of current science.” (Don Sakers, Analog Science Fiction & Fact, April, 2015)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond Human
Book Subtitle
Engineering Our Future Evolution
Authors
Series Title
Science and Fiction
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-43526-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-43526-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-43525-0
Series ISSN
2197-1188
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 153
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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