Category Archive: On Being Human Redux

On Being Human Redux: Killswitch (Cassandra Kresnov, Book Three), by Joel Shepherd

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An essay on the science fiction novel “Killswitch” by Joel Shepherd and what it means to be human.

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On Being Human Redux: Frankenstein Underground, by Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck

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When I wrote “On Being Human,” I wrote an essay on Mike Mignola’s “Hellboy.” “Frankenstein Underground” expands on Mignola’s pulpy universe, giving us a fun graphic novel about Frankenstein’s monster.

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On Being Human Redux: The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack, by Ian Tattersall

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Ian Tattersall’s new book, “The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack,” explores the intellectual history of paleoanthropology and seeks to answer, “What does it mean to be human?”

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On Being Human Redux: Notes on “Orphan Black”

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An occasional series that is a continuation of my essay anthology, On Being Human: critical looks at books and movies that examine the question of humanity. (Buy the limited edition hardcover, Kindle version,… Continue reading

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On Being Human Redux: Breakaway (Cassandra Kresnov, Book Two), by Joel Shepherd

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Continuing with this week’s theme, I’ll be looking at Breakaway (Cassandra Kresnov, Book Two). The book follows fast on the heels of Crossover, where we are introduced Cassandra Kresnov, an artificial human and former super-soldier of The League.

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On Being Human Redux: Crossover (Cassandra Kresnov, Book One), by Joel Shepherd

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I revisit the question, “What does it mean to be human?” with On Being Human Redux, looking at Joel Shepherd’s cerebral actioner, “Crossover,” introducing us to synethetic human Cassandra Kresnov.

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On Being Human Redux: Further looks at books and movies that examine the question of humanity

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On Being Human Redux is an essay series that looks at serial killers, clones, the Culture series, a Beckett play, bunnies in Beatrix Potter and Richard Adams, and adroids.

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