The People of Sand and Slag as a Posthuman Dystopia
This paper discusses Paolo Bacigalupi’s The People of Sand and Slag as a posthuman dystopic work of futuristic fiction. The paper argues that science and technology will gradually dehumanize everything. Science and technology, in their climatic phase, will eventually become the new forms of power, knowledge and control. This technological ‘hubris’ inspired by human greed and lust for power is bound to meet its ‘nemesis’. This argument of the paper will be developed in the light of the critical works of the key critics like Geoffrey Allan Plauche, Christy Tidwel and Lars Schmeink.