Hybrid Child

I want Sample B #13 to be a Hyper-Hybrid. Record that.” “Yes, sir.” The members of Sample B Group were commonly referred to as “Hybrid Children,” because they were a combination of machine and flesh. A “Hyper-Hybrid,” then, ...

Hybrid Child

A classic of Japanese speculative fiction that blurs the line between consumption and creation when a cyborg assumes the form and spirit of a murdered child Until he escaped, he had been called “Sample B #3,” but he had never liked this name. That would surprise them—that he could feel one way or another about it. He was designed to reshape himself based on whatever life forms he ingested; he was not made to think, and certainly not to assume the shape of a repair technician whose cells he had sampled and then simply walk out of the secure compound. Artificial Intelligence is all too real in this classic of Japanese science fiction by Mariko Ōhara. Jonah, a child murdered by her mother, has become the spirit of an AI-controlled house where the rogue cyborg once known as Sample B #3 takes refuge and, making a meal of the dead girl buried under the house, takes Jonah’s form. On faraway Planet Caritas, an outpost of human civilization, the female AI system that governs society has become insane. Meanwhile, the threat of the Adiaptron Empire, the machine race that #3 was built to fight, remains. With the familiar strangeness of a fairy tale, Ōhara’s novel traverses the mysterious distance between body and mind, between the mechanics of life and the ghost in the machine, between the infinitesimal and infinity. The child as mother, the mother as monster, the monster as hero: this shape-shifting story of nourishment, nurture, and parturition is a rare feminist work of speculative fiction and received the prestigious Seiun (Nebula) Award in 1991. Hybrid Child is the first English translation of a major work of science fiction by a female Japanese author.

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Hybrid Child
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Mariko Ohara
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-15 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

A classic of Japanese speculative fiction that blurs the line between consumption and creation when a cyborg assumes the form and spirit of a murdered child Until he escaped, he had been called “Sample B #3,” but he had never liked this name. That would surprise them—that he could feel
Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Popular Fantasy
Language: en
Pages: 186
Authors: Jude Roberts, Esther MacCallum-Stewart
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-03 - Publisher: Routledge

This book explores the ways in which contemporary writers, artists, directors, producers and fans use the opportunities offered by popular fantasy to exceed or challenge norms of gender and sexuality, focusing on a range of media, including television episodes and series, films, video games and multi-player online role-play games, novels
Real Visitors, Voices from Beyond, and Parallel Dimensions
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Brad Steiger, Sherry Hansen Steiger
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-21 - Publisher: Visible Ink Press

Are we alone or are there intelligent life-forms out there? Or are they already amongst us? Can we even know the Truth? Exploring the myths, stories, history, and facts of documented encounters, mysterious experiences, and unexplained visitors, Real Visitors, Voices from Beyond, and Parallel Dimensions by Brad Steiger and Sherry
Sexuality, Maternity, and (Re)productive Futures
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Kazue Harada
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-29 - Publisher: BRILL

Sexuality, Maternity, and (Re)productive Futures explores how contemporary Japanese female speculative fiction writers have challenged historical inequalities of sex, gender difference, and family roles by imagining alternative worlds where sexes are fluid and childbearing crosses the boundaries of male/female, biological/bioengineered, and human/nonhuman.
THE SAD LIFE OF THE CHILDREN OF GREYS-ALIENS AND HUMAN HYBRIDS IN AMERICA.
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Maximillien De Lafayette
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Lulu.com

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