(The First Immortal A Novel Of The Future) PDF NEW ↠ James L. Halperin

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  • The First Immortal A Novel Of The Future
  • James L. Halperin
  • English
  • 14 July 2019
  • 9780345421821

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The First Immortal A Novel Of The Future Summary î 108 characters Ý eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ James L. Halperin Read & Download The First Immortal A Novel Of The Future Ve him Yet when Ben resumes life after a frozen interval of eighty three years the world is altered beyond recognition Thanks to cutting edge science eternal youth is universally available and the perfection of cloning gives humanity the godlike power to re creat. I was surprised how cheesy this book turned out to be given that it was so well reviewed on and is only 10 years old Suffice it to say the material hasn t aged well There aren t many redeeming passages to balance such items as the cringe worthy and wholly unnecessary from a plot perspective incorrect prediction of Al Gore as the winner of the 2000 elections the canned ww2 narrative and the colorless protagonist The whole wrap up to this piece was incredibly pat and unsatisfying inserting wildly under elaborated technologies to explain why every aspect of modern human nature other than the urge to be a big happy family is suppressed by the end The only conclusion I can come to is that there are enough drooling cryonics fanboys out there to artificially inflate the ratings on this utter waste of time

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The First Immortal A Novel Of The Future Summary î 108 characters Ý eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ James L. Halperin Read & Download The First Immortal A Novel Of The Future In 1988 Benjamin Smith suffers a massive heart attack But he will not die A pioneering advocate of the infant science of cryonics he has arranged to have his body frozen until the day when humanity will possess the knowledge the technology and the courage to revi. This book sucks in so many ways The author s literary style blows chunks The narrative takes place within a family it s told from the viewpoint of the great great grandson of the main character in this story It s sloppy though not only is reading about somebody s great great grandfather not engaging but he freuently changes in what person we re reading this story fromThis book was written in 1997 before global warming Bush 911 Katrina It s recent enough to seem like a familiar future but the optimism in this books is sickening The author s belief in technology and man s ability to create utopia through technology is rarely challenged in this book and simply details the evolution of man into an immortal being over the next 100 yearsIn 97 with the dot com boom still booming it s somewhat understandable that a person would have such a rosy view of the future I suppose Today however one has a much realism based viewpoint and the author s optimism and disregard for the ugly side of humanity which has followed us since the inception of civilization are frankly disgusting and abrasive to my sensibilities

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The First Immortal A Novel Of The Future Summary î 108 characters Ý eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ James L. Halperin Read & Download The First Immortal A Novel Of The Future E living beings from a single cell As Ben and his family are resurrected in the mid twenty first century they experience a complex reunion that reaches through generations and discover that the deepest ethical dilemmas of humankind remain their greatest challenge. I ve been reading The First Immortal for our next VA Museum book group the link being with their new exhibition The Future Starts Here Halperin s novel is about the life of Benjamin Franklin Smith the first immortal of the title and takes us from the early 20th century through to his 200th birthday in 2125 and throughout some really important human themes are explored Our identity and who we think we are the implications of the struggles and successes we experience in life and as the title would suggest our relationship with death While there were places where the story felt a bit laboured by the end I found it difficult to put down so The First Immortal now holds the dubious distinction of being the first of my 4 star reads to also be on my favourites list Fascinating stuff