The Ressurectionist Themes & Motifs

E. B. Hudspeth
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Overcoming Death

A ‘resurrectionist’ is someone who steals dead bodies. The definition does not include bringing them back to life. However, the intention in conducting medical research is to gain knowledge and skills that will allow the doctor to cheat death in protecting patients. Spencer Black and his brother are both involved in digging up corpses for their father, and they have a flexible relationship with death, treating corpses as raw material. Spencer goes on to use living creatures as raw materials for creating new hybrid creatures. His work stretches the term ‘resurrectionist’ to include someone who is bringing to life ancient mythical creatures who have long ago died out of human genetics.

Mutations of the Human Being

Dr. Spencer Black is tempted by the possibility that mutations are not merely deformities, but evidence of ancient structures trying to reassert themselves from the mythical past. Taking his...

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