Synopses & Reviews
This is a science fiction novel of enormous scope and ambition, filled with wonders that expands Brian Stableford's on-going future history series. Hundreds of years in the future, further ahead than the settings of Inherit the Earth and Architects of Emortality, Mortimer Gray is born into a world where he can potentially live forever.
But after a traumatic natural disaster that kills millions, Gray devotes the next five hundred years of his life to the study of death and its effects on human civilization, viewed from a post-death perspective. Through it all we see the broad, large-scale accumulation of change and the growth of humanity on Earth and out to the stars as Gray experiences his boundless lifetime.
"Stableford transforms his long-gestating future into something truly remarkable: a sweeping, almost stately novel of ideas . . . it may be his best novel to date. [It] captures both the weight of the ages and the inevitable oddness of tomorrow. It is one of the season's finest novels, and in all likelihood one of the year's best as well."--Locus
"The Fountains of Youth is Stableford's best novel yet--packed with ideas, well worked out, and compelling in its grand vision of the human prospect."--Gregory Benford
About the Author
lives in Reading, England.