I’m delighted to announce the newest addition to our Smart Pop line–an exciting new book on the philosophy of the hit BBC show Orphan Black!
What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club, by Gregory E. Pence, PhD, explores issues raised in Orphan Black about human cloning, genetic enhancement, and mysterious science. It takes a humorous look at cloning in popular culture and explains when Orphan Black gets the science behind cloning right, and when it doesn’t.
Gregory E. Pence is a founder and leading researcher in the field of bioethics, having literally written the book about it (Who’s Afraid of Human Cloning?). Since the lamb Dolly’s cloning in 1997, what was once a far-fetched subject of science fiction has become a new, viable frontier in scientific research, one that Dr. Pence will analyze thoroughly (and accessibly) in his book as it relates to Orphan Black.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club, coming out next April, is sure to delight Orphan Black viewers (plus pop culture fans and anyone interested in the ethics of cloning) and surprise some, as Dr. Pence makes the case that cloning is far more fact than fiction. All of these cloning and ethics-related topics in What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club promise to be top of mind for Clone Club devotees when the show’s fourth season premiers next year.