Over the next several weeks, I’ll be posting short excerpts from Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies ahead of the book’s publication on November 15 — visit regularly to read the latest, and remember that you can pre-order the book now on Amazon!

Schedule:

August 23. In the beginning …

August 30. Jurassic Park: The rise of resurrection biology

September 6. Never Let Me Go: A cautionary tale of human cloning

September 10. Minority Report: Predicting criminal intent

September 13. Limitless: Pharmaceutically-enhanced intelligence

September 20. Elysium: Social inequity in an age of technological extremes

September 27. Ghost in the Shell: Being human in an augmented future

October 4. Ex Machina: AI and the art of manipulation

October 8. Transcendence: Welcome to the singularity

October 11. The Man in the White Suit: Living in a material world

October 18. Inferno: Immoral logic in an age of genetic manipulation

October 25. The Day After Tomorrow: Riding the wave of climate change

November 1. Contact: Living by more than science alone

November 8. Looking to the future …

Andrew Maynard