The People of Sand and Slag as a Posthuman Dystopia

  • Ambish Malik PhD Scholar Department of English University of Jammu India
  • Dr. Subhash Chander Assistant Professor Bhaderwah Campus Department of English University of Jammu India

Abstract

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.

Published
01-2018
How to Cite
MALIK, Ambish; CHANDER, Dr. Subhash. The People of Sand and Slag as a Posthuman Dystopia. IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 5, jan. 2018. ISSN 2321-7065. Available at: <http://www.ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/2770>. Date accessed: 18 feb. 2018.