It wasn’t very long ago that not admitting my weaknesses was actually one of my weaknesses. Recently that’s all changed, because it had to. But let’s back up for a minute. Or a decade. Ten years ago my first book using superheroes to explore the science of human ability and achievement was published. Becoming Batman is a book about training to achieve a bit of Batman’s greatness. I followed that up in 2014 with Inventing Iron Man, an exploration of how technology could amplify human ability just as we see Tony Stark’s exoskeleton in action. My latest book, Chasing Captain America, investigates the power we now have to alter our own biology and truly exceed human limits. Superhuman status seduces, beckons and can inspire. All that and more is what I expected to be writing about when I started out on this 10-year trilogy. What I didn’t expect was the need I would personally have to draw on the fictional characters I was using as foils as personal inspiration to finish my Captain America book. Three years elapsed between publication of my Batman and Iron Man books and my plan was to get on a 2-year publication cycle going forward…. Read full this story
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