Fever Medicine - Low Res Complete copy

On 24 January 2014, Shawn Harmon officially launched his illustrated novel, Fever Medicine at Pulp Fiction in Edinburgh. The book is the product of the Graphic & Novel Project, which brought together Edinburgh-based researchers in medicine, art and the humanities to explore ethical, legal, social and scientific issues stemming from novel medical research and technologies.

The book seeks to both entertain and encourage contemplation of and dialogue around a range of socio-ethical issues and potential medical futures.

Science fiction writer, Ken Macleod served as the Creative Consultant on the project, and said:

“Fever Medicine is, without a doubt, the best Edinburgh-set near-future cyberpunk tartan noir comic-style-illustrated short novel on medical ethics and public health policy … well, ever. It really is very good. With a vivid, violent and fast-moving plot, interspersed with well-placed boxes of factual information and challenging questions, it is educational as well as entertaining. The illustrations and graphic design were done by highly talented students at the Edinburgh College of Art, and are a credit to the artists and the college.”

Copyright C 2012 by G&N Project Team: Shawn Harmon, Mara Aum Gil, Sky Krizni, Kevin Allen. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other non-commercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests or to order copies, write to Shawn Harmon, addressed ‘Fever Medicine Requests’, at: School of Law, University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, UK, EH8 9YL.

If you are interested in downloading the digital copy of Fever Medicine, please email mason.institute@ed.ac.uk for further instruction