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A Work of Art

(1956)
Author: James Blish
Publisher: Columbia Publications
Pages: 0
Personal Rating: 0/10
Goodreads: 4.5/5
Bindings:Compilation
Found in:Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century [2001]
Classifications:SciFi
Synopsis:
In the year of 2161, a new medical specialty has been developed, known as "Mind Sculpting." Human personalities from history are re-created and placed into voluntarily donated physical bodies. Two mind sculptors, Drs. Kris and Seirds, re-create the mind of Richard Strauss and place it in a body. After animation, the "new" Dr Strauss is encouraged to re-commence his life as a composer of music, which he does.