LEIBER, Justin (Fritz)
(1938-)
   US academic and writer, son of Fritz LEIBER. A Professor of Philosophy at the University of Houston, JL has used sf as a medium for speculation in his field of interest, the philosophy of the mind. His first novel, Beyond Rejection (1980), which begins the Beyond sequence, deals in considerable detail with the problems associated with transplanting the recorded mind of a man into the body of a woman (who has a prehensile tail). In Beyond Humanity (1987) JL constrasts human INTELLIGENCE with those of COMPUTERS and enhanced-intelligence chimpanzees(APES AND CAVEMEN) as humans, computer and chimpanzee cooperate to contact extraterrestrial intelligence. The sequence concludes with Beyond Gravity (1988), set in 22nd-century Houston and Oxford. JL has alsowritten a number of academic books on similar themes, including Can Animals and Machines Be Persons? (1985), which uses an sf scenario - alegal case between a space-exploration company and a Civil Liberties Union over whether a chimpanzee and a computer used on a space station should be treated as tools or as employees.
   TA
   Other works: The Saga of the House of Eigin sequence, comprising The Sword and the Eye (1984) and The Sword and the Tower (1985).

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Fritz Leiber — (* 24. Dezember 1910 in Chicago, Illinois; † 5. September 1992 in San Francisco, Kalifornien; eigentlich Fritz Reuter Leiber jr.) war ein US amerikanischer Schauspieler und Autor von Science Fiction , Fantasy und Horror Geschichten und Romanen.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Justin Leiber — Justin Fritz Leiber (born 1938) is an American philosopher and son of renowned science fiction writer Fritz Leiber. Leiber s mother, Jonquil Stephens Leiber, was also a writer. Leiber is known for his work in the fields of cognitive science and… …   Wikipedia

  • Fritz Leiber — This article refers to the science fiction writer. For the actor, see Fritz Leiber, Sr. Infobox Writer name = Fritz Leiber caption = Fritz Leiber portrait by Ed Emshwiller birthdate = birth date|1910|12|24|mf=y birthplace = deathdate = death date …   Wikipedia

  • Fritz Leiber (ecrivain) — Fritz Leiber (écrivain) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Fritz Leiber. Cet article fait partie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fritz Leiber (Écrivain) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Fritz Leiber. Cet article fait partie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fritz leiber (écrivain) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Fritz Leiber. Cet article fait partie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fritz Leiber (écrivain) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Fritz Leiber. Fritz Leiber Nom de naissance Fritz Reuter Leiber Naissance 24 décembre 1910 Chicago, Illinois …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Liste der Biografien/Lei–Lem — Biografien: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • J. Gordon Edwards — Director, guionista y productor canadiense, pero que desarrolló su carrera cinematográfica en Hollywood, durante la época del cine mudo. Nació el 24 de junio de 1867 en Montreal (Québec, Canadá). Murió de neumonía el 31 de diciembre de 1925 en… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Liste der Science-Fiction-Autoren — Dies ist eine Liste bedeutender Autoren von Science Fiction. A Autor Leben Sprache Werk Kōbō Abe 1924–1993 japanisch Die vierte Zwischeneiszeit Forrest J. Ackerman 1916−2008 englisch Science Fiction (Herausgeber) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Liste von Sciencefiction-Autoren — Dies ist eine Liste bedeutender Autoren von Science Fiction. A Autor Leben Sprache Werk Kōbō Abe 1924–1993 japanisch Die vierte Zwischeneiszeit Forrest J. Ackerman 1916−2008 englisch Science Fiction (Herausgeber) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”