(#163898) HOW WE BECAME POSTHUMAN: VIRTUAL BODIES IN CYBERNETICS, LITERATURE, AND INFORMATICS. N. Katherine Hayles.

HOW WE BECAME POSTHUMAN: VIRTUAL BODIES IN CYBERNETICS, LITERATURE, AND INFORMATICS. Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press, [1999]. Octavo, pp. [i-ix] x-xiv [1] 2-350 [351-354: blank], pictorial wrappers. First edition. In HOW WE BECAME POSTHUMAN Hayles "traces what she describes as the problem of 'disembodiment' though cybernetic theory and through key SF texts, including Bernard Wolfe's LIMBO, William Burroughs's THE TICKET THAT EXPLODED. and novels by Greg Bear, Cole Perriman, Neal Stephenson, and Richard Powers. Of particular interest is her valuable and insightful treatment of Philip K. Dick's major novels of the 1960s, to which she devotes an entire chapter. Though conceptually dense and sometimes weak on the contextualization of the fiction under discussion, this is one of the more provocative and influential of the postmodernist discussions of SF as an expression of cultural anxieties." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) 9-92. Trade paperback format. A fine copy. (#163898).

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