NYRSF Review of Technologized Desire


Here is an excerpt from a great review of Technologized Desire that appears in the Feb. 2010 issue (#258) of The New York Review of Science Fiction:

"A common accompanying theme ... of postcapitalist science fiction is dystopian posthumanism: a merging of the biological self with technology with disastrous global consequences. Such stories swarm with clones, cyborgs, and virtual realities. These latter stories have a tendency to dehumanize the human, many seeming to strive to answer the question, "What is humanity?" while characters plug or jack or dial into virtual, highly technologized existences. With this backdrop of science fiction, along with that of decades of culture, philosophy, politics, and history as its base, and expanding his science fiction data field to include cinema as the prevailing mass medium for such fiction, prolific fiction and non-fiction author D. Harlan Wilson's Technologized Desire: Selfhood & the Body in Postcapitalist Science Fiction is an ambitious undertaking, analyzing the currents of all these information flows and examining them for patterns and meaning with a keen, postmodern eye."