Consciousness and Science Fiction

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Broderick, Damien. Consciousness and Science Fiction. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2018. Hard copy and E-book in the series Science and Fiction; available also from[1]

From the publisher's blurb:

At the core of both science and science fiction is the engaged human mind--a consciousness that sees and feels and thinks and loves. But what is this mind, this aware and self-aware consciousness that seems unlike anything else we experience? What makes consciousness the Hard Problem of philosophy, still unsolved after millennia of probing? This book looks into the heart of this mystery - at the science and philosophy of consciousness and at many inspiring fictional examples - and finds strange, challenging answers.[2]

Eleven chapters, with Table of Contents here[3] and in more detail here.[4]

Reviewed Cosmos,, 25 May 2019.[5]

See for robots, AI, and — especially Chapter 4 — for such works relevant for the theme of this wiki as:

"Isaac Asimov's Positronic Robot Sequence"

The World of Null-A

The Ship Who Sang

"Press Enter"

"Eros, Philia, Agape"

The Glittering Edge Dyptych

RDE, finishing, 13May21, with thanks to the author