This book melds essays on biotechnology written by scientists into science fiction stories. It opens a conversation about the morality of what we may one day be, and what it may mean to be human as our biotechnological endeavors continue to evolve. The biotechnology "revolution," launched on a global scale many decades ago, has taken a direct course toward re-creating life. Yet there are still many choices to be made in shaping the future that it may one day make possible. The book motivates readers toward deep reflection and continual discourse, which is essential if biotechnology is to evolve in ethical, meaningful, and sustainable ways.
Biotechnology and Science Fiction
Rosalyn W. Berne, Ph.D. explores the intersecting realms between emerging technologies, science, fiction and myth, and between the human and non-human worlds. As a university professor she writes and teaches about engineering and technology in society and the ethical implications of technological development, often using science fiction material in her classes. In her personal life she continues to discover the transformational nature of human-equine relationships, and offers facilitation and translation services for enhancing communication between horses and their owners.
Rosalyn has recently undertaken a long-term research project on inter-species communication, its implications for scientific understanding, and significance for humanity. She hopes to soon complete Walking with Beauty, the sequel to When the Horses Whisper, writing inspired by a mare named Beauty and a stallion named Juano. This book looks at masculine and feminine energies, how they move through and between individuals and families, and what happens when these are stifled, misused, or lost. Rosalyn hopes that by late spring she will return to Walking on the Sea, the sequel to Waiting in the Silence.
“When Horses Whisper you can listen! Read Rosalyn Berne.”
-- Rita Mae Brown, MFH, author of the Mrs. Murphy mystery series, and the Sneaky Pie Brown mystery series.
© 2013 Rosalyn W. Berne
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