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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Non-Human Elveshams

In “The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham” by H. G. Wells, Egbert Elvesham carried out a Grand Theft Me in which he swapped bodies with a much younger man. I've wondered about the possibility of transplanting a mind from a human body into an animal brain, preferably a large animal brain such as that of a cetacean or an elephant. That might be an interesting topic for an SF story. I don't recall if it has ever been done although the opposite took place in Beyond Humanity by Justin Lieber.


Anonymous TJIC said...

About 35 years ago I read a collection of Soviet SF edited by - I think - Isaac Asimov.

One story had a human with a traumatic brain injury who had the top of his skull removed so that swelling would not harm his brain. He recovered, but his brain did not shrink, so they transplanted it into an elephant.

This seems to be the book:

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