The present study seeks to analyze Adrian Tchaikovsky’s novel The Doors of
Eden (2020) to describe how posthumanism and post-anthropocentrism can
go hand-in-hand in contemporary speculative fiction. The novel itself is
a masterpiece in world-building where the action takes place against the
background of an eternally proliferating multiversal reality. Parallel worlds,
sentient monsters, posthuman, non-human entities abound in the novel, and
this will be seen as complementary and conducive to the posthuman universebuilding in the narrative. Through the analysis of the novel The Doors of Eden,
I have attempted to show how posthumanism can effectively dismantle and
destroy a human-centered worldview by incorporating tropes of monstrosity,
alienness, immersive virtual reality, mind-uploading, and integration of mind
and machine – all of which eventually come together to define and reinforce
the post-anthropomorphic paradigm. For the purpose of the explication, the
author has adopted various theoretical insights from the renowned contemporary theoreticians among which Rosi Braidotti’s criticalposthumanism,
Barad’s intra-action and agential realism, and Bruno Latour’s Actor-Network
Theory (ANT) and, Lenton & Latour’s Gaia 2.0 hypothesis will be important.
Patra, I. (2021). A Post Anthropocentric Explication of the Posthuman World Building in Adrian Tchaikovsky s the Doors of Eden. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-post-anthropocentric-explication-of-the-posthuman-world-building-in-adrian-tchaikovsky-s-the-doors-of-eden
Patra, Indrajit "A Post Anthropocentric Explication of the Posthuman World Building in Adrian Tchaikovsky s the Doors of Eden" Afribary. Afribary, 15 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/a-post-anthropocentric-explication-of-the-posthuman-world-building-in-adrian-tchaikovsky-s-the-doors-of-eden. Accessed 27 May. 2022.
Patra, Indrajit . "A Post Anthropocentric Explication of the Posthuman World Building in Adrian Tchaikovsky s the Doors of Eden". Afribary, Afribary, 15 Jun. 2021. Web. 27 May. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/a-post-anthropocentric-explication-of-the-posthuman-world-building-in-adrian-tchaikovsky-s-the-doors-of-eden >.
Patra, Indrajit . "A Post Anthropocentric Explication of the Posthuman World Building in Adrian Tchaikovsky s the Doors of Eden" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 27, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/a-post-anthropocentric-explication-of-the-posthuman-world-building-in-adrian-tchaikovsky-s-the-doors-of-eden