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Old 04-24-2015, 07:10 AM   #11
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A lot of the best work is done in the short story form (e.g., works by Greg Egan) but novels that especially inspired me with regard to Transhuman Space were:
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:20 AM   #12
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Hello,

I definitely mined these and put them on my to-read list on Good Reads, thanks!

I think the later books of the Draka series were transhumanism: Stone Dogs and Drakon (by S. M. Stirling).

Also, there is a list on Wikipedia.
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Old 06-25-2015, 02:51 AM   #13
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Bruce Sterling wrote a bunch of short stories in a transhuman setting, his "Shaper/Mechanist" universe. They were collected into a book "Crystal Express" and later combined with a novel in the same universe as the book "Schismatrix Plus"

Since most of the action takes place in space rather than Earth, good for ideas about the Deep Beyond.
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Old 06-25-2015, 10:45 AM   #14
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Elizabeth Moon's series that began with Trading in Danger is transhumanist in a low-key way: The heroine comes from a society where implants and minor upgrades are taken for granted. In fact, one sequence has her saving a group of refugees with implants from a nasty bunch of fantastic racists who despise anyone with implants.
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Elizabeth Moon's series that began with Trading in Danger is transhumanist in a low-key way: .
Generally referred to as Vatta's War. I read it and was quite satisfied.
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Generally referred to as Vatta's War. I read it and was quite satisfied.
Yes, that's right. I could not dredge the series title out of my brain early in the morning. . . .
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:42 AM   #17
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I missed out on the transhumanism trend in sci-fi, but the GURPS setting interests me so I bought it. I'd like to understand the genre better, though. Which are the best transhumanist sci-fi novels?
The last series by William Gibson for its treatment of Memetics.
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Just about anything Vernor Vinge has written, with the Ann Leckie ANCILLARY series coming up
ANCILLARY SWORD, the sequel to ANCILLARY JUSTICE, has won the 2015 Locus award for Best Novel.
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I just finished writing a short story in a setting specifically inspired by Transhuman Space. It's my own setting based on my own research into Transhumanism, but the similarities are obvious. I'm also planning a murder mystery and I'm working on fixing up an old story of mine to fit in the same setting, too.

It's basically a Hallmark Christmas romance, but it takes place in 2115 and includes elements like mind emulation, biological androids, implanted AIs, full sensory "stims" and take on sensationalist infotainment "journalism." I really liked the game seed in one of the books that suggested everyday life would be so weird in the future that even a "slice of life" story like a sitcom would be interesting.

For lack of a better title (because I suck at titles) it's called Christmas in Aspen, 2115.
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:46 AM   #20
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It's basically a Hallmark Christmas romance, but it takes place in 2115 and includes elements like mind emulation, biological androids, implanted AIs, full sensory "stims" and take on sensationalist infotainment "journalism." I really liked the game seed in one of the books that suggested everyday life would be so weird in the future that even a "slice of life" story like a sitcom would be interesting.
There was a short-lived TV series, Century City, focused on a mid-twenty-first century law firm in Los Angeles, that exemplified that principle quite beautifully.
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