No Cure for the Future: Disease and Medicine in Science by Gary Westfahl,George Slusser

By Gary Westfahl,George Slusser

Speculations approximately new clinical advances were a very important point of technology fiction on account that its origins within the nineteenth century, whilst such novels as Frankenstein and The Island of Dr. Moreau supplied robust mythic pictures of medical professionals with godlike talents to create and rework human lifestyles. This e-book is the 1st full-length examine of the speculative literature of drugs, with contributions via technology fiction novelists and several other famous students. Chapters research how technology fiction tales have commented on and motivated the clinical institutions of the previous and current. however the quantity additionally considers the unusually marginalized prestige of clinical technology fiction, concluding that the doctor's conventional specialise in protecting the overall healthiness of the human physique conflicts at a basic point with the genre's wish to go beyond the human body.

The first part presents extensive surveys of the historical past of scientific technological know-how fiction, starting from 19th-century classics to significant movies of the Nineties. the second one bargains unique examinations of significant texts and sequence, together with man de Maupassant's Le Horla, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, James White's area normal tales, the Alien movies, and the Terminator movies. A concluding bibliography lists greater than 500 technology fiction and delusion novels, tales, movies, and tv courses concerning affliction and drugs in addition to suitable nonfiction works and demanding studies.

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