[ExI] YES! to Transhumanism.

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 14:57:11 UTC 2009

>From Wikipedia

Cosmic Engineers is a science fiction novel by author Clifford D.
Simak. It was published in 1950 by Gnome Press in an edition of 6,000
copies, of which 1,000 were bound in paperback for an armed forces
edition. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine
Astounding in 1939.

[edit] Plot introduction

The novel concerns a group of earthmen and a girl who are awakened
from suspended animation by aliens with whom they join to prevent the
collision of one universe with another.


Keith Henson

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 2:48 PM, John K Clark <jonkc at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> "Damien Broderick" <thespike at satx.rr.com>
>> Is it only me, or does "Order of Cosmic Engineers" sound like something
>> 8-10 year old boys would be avid to join by clipping the coupon on the
>> back of their Kellogg's packet? (Free plastic raygun with every 20 packet
>> tops!)
> Yes, lets have something a little more dignified, like "Captain Midnight's
> Radio Rangers".
> By the way I seem to recall reading a book as a kid called "Cosmic
> Engineers". Among many other wonderful things it had a woman who had been
> cytogenetically frozen for 10,000 years, but it turned out her mind kept
> working during all that time. All she could do was think, so when they
> thawed her out after thinking about stuff for 10,000 years she became the
> world's greatest mathematician. At least I think it was that book, but maybe
> it was some other pulp I was reading at the time.
> John K Clark
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