Biohacked & Begging
And Other Stories (Nudge the Future)
by Stephen Oram
Pub Date 12 Apr 2019
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The future is ours and it’s up for grabs
Immerse yourself in the future of biohacking and implants, genetic modification, blockchain micro-transactions and futuristic dating-apps with author of Eating Robots, Stephen Oram.
Prodding and poking the possible in volume 2 of Nudge the Future, Oram starts with another flash fiction foray into the world of Unified Sentience and ends with virtual reality for babies and biohacked fish.
With sharpness and wit, these sci-fi shorts will grab your imagination and refuse to let go.
"The more we surround ourselves with technology, the more uncanny our lives become. Enter Stephen Oram: with Bradbury’s clear-sightedness and Pangborn’s wit, he pulls ways to live out from under modernity’s "cacophony of crap." Simon Ings, Arts Editor, New Scientist
"Can humans remain 'more than digital, more than flesh' with detachable limbs, multiple ears, implants that can be hacked and nanobots that can be ingested? These thoroughly enjoyable and contestable futures explore the personal and political implications of fleshy and messy encounters with contentious technology and the epidemic of algorithms." Stelarc, Performance Artist
"There's a distinct flavour of literary Martianism to Biohacked & Begging. With the eye of a visitor from an alien planet, Oram sees what few other SF writers see – the perversity of our everyday relationships with new technologies – and thrusts that vision five minutes into the future." Dan O'Hara, editor of Extreme Metaphors: Selected Interviews with J. G. Ballard, 1967–2008
"This is a must-read for speculative fiction fans and those with an interest in cutting edge science and technology but it touches on issues of our existence, too. I loved it and will be seeking out more work of Mr Oram's in the future." Lou on Goodreads
"Blown away by this inspirational collection, I hope to be able to read more from Stephen Oram. Highly recommended!" Sandra on Goodreads