"Liking What You See: A Documentary"

Title"Liking What You See: A Documentary"
Year for Search2002
AuthorsChiang, Ted (b. 1967)
Secondary TitleStories of Your Life and Others
Pagination281-323 plus author's (331).
Date Published2002
PublisherTor
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsChinese-American author, Male author
Annotation

Whether this suggests a eutopia or a dystopia is up to the reader. “Lookism”, or prejudice against unattractive people, has been added to racism and sexism as a social problem and a solution has been found in a neurological treatment that ensures that “good” looks do not register with the viewer. A campaign to require the treatment at a college campus fails, but it does so as a result of the enhancement of a speaker against it, a speaker paid by the cosmetics industry.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in The James Tiptree Award Anthology 3. Ed. Karen Joy Fowler, Pat Murphy, Debbie Notkin, and Jeffrey D. Smith (San Francisco, CA: Tachyon Publications, 2007), 113-49.

Info Notes

First publication. 

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Author Note

Chinese-American author (b. 1967)

Full Text

2002 Chiang, Ted (b. 1967). “Liking What You See: A Documentary.” In his Stories of Your Life and Others (New York: Tor, 2002), 281-323 plus author’s note (331). First publication. Rpt. in The James Tiptree Award Anthology 3. Ed. Karen Joy Fowler, Pat Murphy, Debbie Notkin, and Jeffrey D. Smith (San Francisco, CA: Tachyon Publications, 2007), 113-49. PSt

Whether this suggests a eutopia or a dystopia is up to the reader. “Lookism”, or prejudice against unattractive people, has been added to racism and sexism as a social problem and a solution has been found in a neurological treatment that ensures that “good” looks do not register with the viewer. A campaign to require the treatment at a college campus fails, but it does so as a result of the enhancement of a speaker against it, a speaker paid by the cosmetics industry. Chinese-American author.