Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Helical Symmetry
by Bernstein, Jane P., M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 130; 1486471
Abstract (Summary)

Helical Symmetry takes place in the contemporary setting save for one major conceit: there is a medical study wherein people are being converted, piece by piece, into robots. One of these participants is Wallace Pastor, a man who entered the study to pay for the medical support it took to keep his mother alive. However, Wallace's real journey is not his physical transformation, but his psychological one. Helical Symmetry takes aim at the exponential growth of technology, but it does so by examining those parts of us that are human. In a world so suffuse with technological advancement, more often than not we overlook its impact; this novel explores the positive and negative effects that these machines have on our lives and relationships.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Cooper, Stephen P.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American literature, Creative writing
Keywords: Novel, Original writing
Publication Number: 1486471
ISBN: 978-1-124-25163-9
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