[extropy-chat] transhumans in fiction
Lúcio de Souza Coelho
lucioc at gmail.com
Wed Jan 10 14:48:48 UTC 2007
On 1/9/07, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> A topic that comes up here now and then is early uses of "transhuman"
> in the sense we accept. I just stumbled upon a rather good 1978 sf
> anthology, introduced by cryonics pioneer Robert Ettinger and edited
> by my upstate New York pal Jack Dann (who now lives in Australia),
> titled IMMORTAL: Short Novels of the Transhuman Future (Harper &
> Rowe). Stories by Tom Disch, Gene Wolfe, Pam Sargent and Gene
> Zebrowski. Nearly 30 years ago...
And there are many transhuman characters created earlier than that,
but they were not called "transhumans" yet. :)
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