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Questions tagged [transhuman]

This tag is for questions about fictional characters considered to be transhuman, or the concept of transhumanism as it relates to science fiction and fantasy.

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Science fiction novels about a solar system spanning civilisation where people change their bodies at will [duplicate]

I think I read this around 20 years ago, but I may be off on that. It's a series about a future human society where people can go into tanks to regrow their bodies according to various commercial ...
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2000s(?) trans/post-humanist coming-of-age story with a wooden spaceship, augmented reality, and a “God Drive” [duplicate]

Introduction I've been looking for this book for about a decade now. This is my favorite science fiction book that specifically tackles the issues of trans-humanist society as it relates to ...
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Novel about transhuman punished by removing augmentations [duplicate]

A novel about a human (male I think) who lives in a society where everyone has augmentations allowing immediate access to communication/information (e.g. brain to computer interface, VR, AR) essential ...
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Help me identify this story about a posthuman child on the run in an amish reserve

I think I read this book around 8 to 16 years ago, but I think it was a few years old at that point. What I remember of the plot: The singularity has taken place, most of the world are transhuman ...
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Codex of transhuman and post-human species after alien conquerors bio-engineer population centers

Found this website that looked like an archive of someone's work; it was essentially an encyclopedia, organized in chronological order, of transhuman "species" as they developed. It takes a twisted ...
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Book where everyone but one man had genetic modification

I remember, at some point, reading a book that I believe was a part of a short series. It was about a time when nearly everyone had some level of genetic modification, and one man for some reason or ...
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What sci fi book series did a Viver appear in?

I read this at local library once, I liked it, but title has always escapes me. It sort of followed the unlikely hero trope. The one thing that I clearly remember were the Viver. These were not aliens,...
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SF novel where body swapping/modification is widespread

I read this in the early 1990s when I was a teenager and I have no idea whether it was old or new at the time. Changing your body involves going in to a tank of liquid. People wear bodies of many and ...
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Virus Intelligence, a Dog and her Boy

Over thirty years ago I read a short story where a virus had accidentally made all humans stupid and animals smarter. Civilization had then crashed. A sub-intelligent teenage boy and his very smart ...
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SF novel featuring a ship called Kraftwerk II

There's a novel I read years ago but I can't remember the title. Here's what I do recall, hope it rings a bell with someone.... It begins with the 2 main characters in ship called Kraftwerk II - they ...
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Who was the first author to write about transhumanism?

I believe that this could well go to David Zindell for Neverness which was published in 1988 as it features many elements of transhumanism. Does anyone know any different?