Re: Call for papers

Kathryn Aegis (
Tue, 2 Jun 1998 07:06:50 -0700 (PDT)

Thom, this is a wonderful idea. What we desperately need right now are
publishing venues for transhumanist ideas--as many as possible! I
would very much like to have a
book to place on my bookshelf that contains a variety of viewpoints,
ideas and essays that reflect the diversity within transhumanist
thought. So many people enjoy browsing through friends' bookshelves,
or in bookstores, or sharing books and this is an excellent way to reach the
ninety percent of the world that does not have a web browser.

Please put me on your list as a contributor. I would bet there's
something sitting in my hard drive right now that would suit....


Kathryn Aegis
> From Mon Jun 1 22:52:38 1998
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> Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 00:13:32 -0500
> From: Thom Quinn <>
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> I posted this to the WTA list, but I thought some extropians might be
> interested.
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> I am currently working on a book about Transhumanism---but I have an
> idea for another project. I was wondering if anyone from here would be
> interested in putting together a "Transhumanist Reader" which would be a
> collection of different essays that would represent a wide variety of
> transhumanist concepts. A book like that would be a NYT best seller,
> right? Well, ok, no, such a book is not likely to sell very well as
> trashumanist memes now are not that popular (which is funny, considering
> all the space in bookstores devoted to NEW AGE topics). There would
> probably not be a huge profit, especially if a group of authors
> contribute, unless suddenly these memes take off--which would be the
> point of putting out the book!
> If interested, please, email me at or
> Thanks,
> Thom Quinn