A List in Progress: Neuroscience and Science Fiction Literature

Today, I am launching a list of Neuroscience and Science Fiction Literature on the Research section of DynamicSubspace.net.

Organized chronologically and annotated with notes, the list collects examples of SF that emphasize the biology of the brain over the psychology of the mind. It spans from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) to the present.

It is a list in progress. As I find new examples or readers submit suggestions, I will update the list and note the date on the page.

If you’re interested in how SF is uniquely suited to explore the human brain and the biological underpinnings of the human condition, please take a look at the list and let me know of other examples that I have missed by leaving a comment or emailing me at dynamicsubspace [at] gmail . Also, I would enjoy hearing from folks who might find the list useful in their research.

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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Who is Dynamic Subspace?

Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.

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