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Isaac Asimov Presents
ANTIBODIES

A Novel by David J. Skal

PUBLISHER'S DESCRIPTION

They were "born meat"... but as members of the shadowy Cybernetic Temple, they vowed to explode the barrier between man and machine. Like transexuals who feel trapped in the body of the opposite sex, these "antibodies" seek to replace their bodies completely, a piece at a time if necessary, to escape their detested prisons of flesh.

Are their operations what they seem--the next evolutionary step toward immortality? Or are the "antibodies" being exploited for the purpose of ruthless medical and corporate experimentation?

Not since Norman Spinrad's Bug Jack Barron or J.G. Ballard's Crash has there been such a provocative experiment in science fiction, or such startling original characters as:

DIANDRA, the disturbed young commercial artist who finds in San Francisco the kind of men who make no claims on her body -- and the fanatics who make the ultimate claim.

VENUS, the rich, maimed sculptress who presides over an underground network of performance art and human vivisection.

JULIAN, the half-mad cult deprogrammer and media celebrity, whose cure for the "antibodies" may be worse than the disease.

Frightening, fascinating, and perversely erotic, Antibodies is sure to get under your skin.



Selected Works

Books
The ultimate "collector's vault"!
There's much more to the Invisible Man than ever met the eye!
How horror entertainment reveals a "secret history" of 20th century culture.
A comprehensive, backstage chronicle at the undying career of the world's favorite vampire.
An in-depth history of one of America's most popular and perplexing holidays.
Co-edited with Nina Auerbach, the definitive academic edition.
The first full-length biography of the reclusive and mysterious director of "Freaks."
One of the largest vampire anthologies ever published, fully illustrated and annotated.
"The Bible of Blood," according to the Washington Post.
Completely illustrated and annotated, the stage play that put Count Dracula on the road to Hollywood.
The curious evolution of a major cultural icon -- the mad scientist.
Science fiction nvel about a California cult seeking total body replacement
Science fiction novel about genetically engineered, hermaphroditic "children."
Science fiction novel about the ultimate in vicarious living.
DVD Documentaries
A revealing featurette about a Universal legend.
Audio commentary for the ultimate cult film.
The ultimate horror icon comes to life.
Life story of the troubled actor best-known as the Wolf Man.
Biography of the man who was Dracula.
The life and career of Hollywood's favorite bogeyman.
A movie icon unwrapped.
The parallel lives of two immortal imagineers.
A nostalgic look at a studio's extraterrestrial adventures.
Revisiting Hollywood's classic horror comedies.
The undying tale of a beauty and a beast.
Behind the scenes with an Academy Award-winning film.
A head-first dive into watery terror.
There's more to this character than meets the eye.
The monster demands a mate, with decidedly mixed results.
The vampire's bumpy journey from Victorian sex nightmare to modern matinee idol.
Articles and Essays
Read David's foreword to this provocative collection!