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Beyond Human

Engineering Our Future Evolution

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  • 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

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Science and Fiction (SCIFICT)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Human Genetic Engineering

    • Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 1-20
  3. Cloning

    • Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 37-49
  4. The Human Clone Market

    • Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 51-64
  5. Bioprinting

    • Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 65-76
  6. Printing Humans

    • Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 77-88
  7. Designing Humans

    • Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 89-108
  8. Perils and Promises

    • Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 109-121
  9. Evolutionary Engineering

    • Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 123-139
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 141-153

About this book

Beyond Human is an informative and accessible guide for all those interested in the developing sciences of genetic engineering, bioprinting, 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.

Keywords

  • Bioprinting and Tissue Fabrication
  • Blade Runner Replicant
  • Ethics of Genetic Intervention
  • Germline Engineering
  • Human Cloning
  • Human Genetic Engineering
  • Posthuman Evolution
  • Transhuman Evolution
  • genetic engineering

Reviews

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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)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Milton, Canada

    Erik Seedhouse

About the author

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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Buying options

eBook
USD 14.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-662-43526-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 19.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)