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The Last Mortal Man: Book One of the Deathless (Roc Science Fiction)

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In the twenty-fourth century, nano-designed biology has turned the world into humanity's playground. And entrepreneur Lucius Sterling has created a trillion-dollar empire solving the world's problems: poverty, disease, war, and even death. But when a new technology attacks the fundamental building blocks of nano-biology, the survival of humanity is at stake.And only Sterling's estranged grandson, Jack, can stop the destruction.

Review:

"This enthralling science fiction thriller focuses on advances in nanotechnology that have irrevocably transformed every aspect of the not-so-distant future, remaking entire cities and eradicating death and disease for those with sufficient wealth. In Elysium, a nanotech-built island fortress, Jack, the great-great grandson of nanotech trillionaire Lucius Sterling, finds himself shut out of immortality because of a deathly allergy to the nanobiology that converts mortal men to Deathless. After 10 years of quarantine, Jack escapes to one of the few places on Earth untouched by the advances: a Mennonite enclave in Montana. His peaceful life there is disrupted when Lucius calls him back to Elysium in desperation: a mysterious cloud of particles capable of destroying any nanotech person, place or thing they come in contact with — a 'dissembler' — threatens to destroy the fabric of the modern world, and Jack may be the only person who can stop it. Mitchell establishes a realistic future evolved logically from our present, giving her themes — mankind's 'right' to immortality, capitalist control of scientific advancements, the slippery nature of progress — the weight of believability. Her characters are exceptionally well-drawn, and her philosophizing is skillfully balanced against the unfolding action. This book is the first in a series that should prove fascinating. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In the 24th century, nano-designed biology has turned the world into humanity's playground. But when a new technology attacks the fundamental building blocks of nanobiology, the survival of humanity is at stake. Original.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451460943
Subtitle:
Book One Of the Deathless
Author:
Mitchell, Syne
Publisher:
Roc
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Ultrastructure (biology)
Subject:
Science / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Deathless
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20060606
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.76x4.18x1.18 in. .46 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 448 pages Roc - English 9780451460943 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This enthralling science fiction thriller focuses on advances in nanotechnology that have irrevocably transformed every aspect of the not-so-distant future, remaking entire cities and eradicating death and disease for those with sufficient wealth. In Elysium, a nanotech-built island fortress, Jack, the great-great grandson of nanotech trillionaire Lucius Sterling, finds himself shut out of immortality because of a deathly allergy to the nanobiology that converts mortal men to Deathless. After 10 years of quarantine, Jack escapes to one of the few places on Earth untouched by the advances: a Mennonite enclave in Montana. His peaceful life there is disrupted when Lucius calls him back to Elysium in desperation: a mysterious cloud of particles capable of destroying any nanotech person, place or thing they come in contact with — a 'dissembler' — threatens to destroy the fabric of the modern world, and Jack may be the only person who can stop it. Mitchell establishes a realistic future evolved logically from our present, giving her themes — mankind's 'right' to immortality, capitalist control of scientific advancements, the slippery nature of progress — the weight of believability. Her characters are exceptionally well-drawn, and her philosophizing is skillfully balanced against the unfolding action. This book is the first in a series that should prove fascinating. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In the 24th century, nano-designed biology has turned the world into humanity's playground. But when a new technology attacks the fundamental building blocks of nanobiology, the survival of humanity is at stake. Original.
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