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Love in the time of cloning:  science fictions of transgressive kinship.

  This article presents a discussion on science fiction related to cloning. Science fiction has long played with the notion of the doubled self, and the speculative potential of the double was extended when the term "human cloning" entered cultural parlance in the late 1960s. Bolstered by Gordon Rattray Taylor's popular non-fiction book "The Biological Time-Bomb," numerous narratives contemplated the potential risks, advantages, exploitations, perversities, and satisfactions of having or being a clone.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    22 June 2004

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    University of Texas at Brownsville

  • ISSN:

    0014-5483

  • Library of Congress:

    PN0080 Criticism

Citation

Wasson, S. (2004). Love in the time of cloning:  science fictions of transgressive kinship. Extrapolation. 45, 130-144. ISSN 0014-5483

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Keywords

human cloning; doubled self; kinship;

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