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A gripping, compulsive thriller set in a future where the cure for ageing has been discovered! to devastating consequences "You got me. I don't want to die. I'm terrified of death. I fear there's nothing beyond it and that this existence is the only one I'll ever possess. That's why I'm here."... show more
A gripping, compulsive thriller set in a future where the cure for ageing has been discovered! to devastating consequences "You got me. I don't want to die. I'm terrified of death. I fear there's nothing beyond it and that this existence is the only one I'll ever possess. That's why I'm here." (An excerpt from the digital journal of John Farrell, cure age 29) 2019. Humanity has witnessed its greatest scientific breakthrough yet: the cure for ageing. Three injections and you're immortal -- not bulletproof or disease-proof but you'll never have to fear death by old age. For John Farrell, documenting the cataclysmic shifts to life after the cure becomes an obsession. Cure parties, cycle marriages, immortal livestock: the world is revelling in the miracles of eternal youth. But immortality has a sinister side, and when a pro-death terrorist explosion kills his newly-cured best friend, John soon realizes that even in a world without natural death, there is always something to fear. Now, John must make a new choice: run and hide forever, or stay and fight those who try to make immortal life a living hell. The e-book edition contains exclusive extra content - for those who want to find out even more consequences of the cure for ageing.
Publish date: September 29th 2011
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 418
Edition language: English
Fantasy Review BarnThe best speculative fiction takes a what-if? scenario and then explores the possible consequences of that idea. This book certainly does that. It proposes that a cure for aging is found, a process which stops the body's natural senescence so that a person using it remains forever...
Tytuł: Nieśmiertelność zabije nas wszystkich Autor: Drew Magary Wydawnictwo: Prószyński i S-ka Data wydania: 21. 02. 2012 r. Ilość stron: 464 Moja ocena: 5/6 Ludzie przeważnie twierdzą, że boją się śmierci, nie zdając sobie sprawy z tego, co tak naprawdę ich przeraża. Śmierć sama w sobie to tylk...
A funny thing happened when I finished this book. Immediately after reading the final page I flipped back to the opening pages to read about John as he was in the start of the story, his reasons, his motivations, to see how much he changed.It was an interesting read.The world was creepy, horrific an...
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Hmmm...dystopian society, grim, dark but I didn't buy into all of it. There were moments that I was pulled out (like woman having a forever menstrual cycle-obviously author is a male who doesn't realize that women are born with a finite # of eggs) and had a hard time getting back into it. The overal...