Warrick has done a very creditable job on a formidable task: to present a history of science fiction's treatment of artificial intelligence, to analyze that portion of science fiction in terms of recurring images, patterns, and meaning as well as in terms of cross-fertilization with actual science and technology, and 'to make a critical judgment of the literary merit of SF by a rigorous evaluative study of one if its important subgenres, cybernetic SF.'A sacred view of the universe, the result not of religious mysticism but of pure logic, emerges from this reading of aquot;The Bicentennial Man.aquot; The Role of ... There the questions are more likely to be, How does the brain work? Can a model of it beanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Cybernetic Imagination in Science Fiction|
|Author||:||Patricia S. Warrick|
|Publisher||:||MIT Press - 1980-01|