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TranshumanismEvolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia$
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Andrew Pilsch

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517901028

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517901028.001.0001

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Astounding Transhumanism!

Astounding Transhumanism!

Evolutionary Supermen and the Golden Age of Science Fiction

(p.63) 2 Astounding Transhumanism!

Andrew Pilsch

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 2 discusses the "Superman Boom," a science fiction publishing phenomenon in the 1930s that coincided with the dawn of the Golden Age of SF. In addition to the fiction, this chapter documents the fan response that positioned SF readers as genetic supermen and inspired plans for fan utopian communities.

Keywords:   Transhumanism, Utopia, Rhetoric, Posthumanism, Technology, Mysticism, Futurism, Feminism, Cybernetics, cyborg

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