George Estreich is the author of The Shape of the Eye: A Memoir. His writing has appeared in Tin House, the New York Times, Salon, and other publications. He teaches writing at Oregon State University.
Rarely has any writer so elegantly transposed conversations squarely rooted in science and academia over the subjects of biotechnology and genome editing, and ground them in a moving conversation that considers the human aspect of our rapidly advancing world. -The Corvallis Advocate This is a beautifully-written book which enables the reader to enter the author's world and view both the disability and genetic engineers' goal to eliminate it, with different eyes. Everyone who cares about making our society more compassionate should read it. -The New Bioethics In Fables and Futures, Estreich goes beyond the personal to describe the ways that genetic technologies affect society and the stories the promoters of such technologies tell about them. These 'fables' affect not only how we view new technologies but also how we view normality and the rights and welfare of humans whom we have labeled as having various 'disabilities.' ... I recommend Fables and Futures to anyone who wants to seriously engage in the human genome editing debate at the society and species levels. -Science