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Frozen: My Journey into the World of Cryonics, Deception, and Death Hardcover – October 6, 2009

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"Dufris seems so comfortable reading about freezing people's bodies and heads for later reanimation that it takes scant imagination to hear him as the principal author." ---AudioFile --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.

About the Author

Larry Johnson has over thirty years experience as a street paramedic and clinical director for major city 911 services. He was chief flight paramedic at the Waco, Texas, siege, has served as keynote speaker at national medical conferences, and was a contributing author for Prentice Hall’s 2005 Critical Care Paramedic, the most widely used textbook of its kind. After blowing the whistle on Alcor in late 2003 and receiving multiple death threats, Larry went into hiding.

 

Scott Baldyga grew up in West Springfield, Massachusetts, graduated from Boston College, then spent four years as a volunteer, teacher, and professional musician in Kingston, Jamaica. Living in Los Angeles since 1996, Scott has written screenplays for hire and has worked as a writer, script supervisor, editor, and composer for film and TV. Frozen is his first book.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Vanguard Press; First Edition edition (October 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593155603
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593155605
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,832,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By R. Brummett Jr. on July 21, 2015
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This book explores more of the bad politics of a company that caters to wealthy people hoping for a dream that may never happen. The main author, Johnson, seems convinced of cryonics being impossible very early on in the book and doesn't go over too many details of the process and the research and the hurdles to making this happen in the future. It's a long book, and pretty tedious (I still have less than 100 pages), but he focuses mainly on Ted Williams, the rumors that the guy in charge was hastening the deaths of people that weren't dying quick enough, and then goes undercover. His donning of a microphone seemed practically comical, like he was a cartoon character, trying to expose the "truth" of some former deaths of the patients.

What was frustrating to me was that I was looking for a book that talks about the scientific process of cryonics and cryogenics, and maybe some brainstorming into the future of how it might be successful. I've read they were able to completely freeze a frog and pig and bring them back to life, but not so with a human. And they are freezing a deceased human. Both the pig and frog were alive when frozen. They do briefly go over some things, but it could be all narrowed down to less than 50 pages. If you don't care as much about the politics you are probably better getting Prospect of Immortality by Robert Ettinger (1962), which can be downloaded from the Alcor website.
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First of all I want to warn anyone looking through the reviews to see if they should purchase this book. Many if not all of the very negative reviews are from Alcorians. Even the review "Im the nurse I was there" has issues. The nurse claims to be there but in later comments on his review he denies any knowledge of the case.

I am not affiliated with any cryonics organization or Larry Johnson, just someone who is interested in Alcor and the world of cryonics. So far, I have been able to fact check many of the statements in Larry's book and the only people I have been able to catch in a lie is alcor. For example, on 7/19/10 Charles Platt posted a denial of information contained in the book on Cryonet, he denies the existence of a patient named Randall Robertson who is a musician. Alcor's own website has information in regards to this patient. Charles also denies knowledge of drugs found in Dora Kent's bone marrow- which is not possible if they were given after her death. There are several newspaper articles from the time which directly contradict his statement. For someone who is so devoted to cryonics and Alcor, he sure doesn't pay attention to what's going on.

I have no doubt that the majority of Larry's book is true. The only things I do question are the timeline and the actual conversations that took place. Charles may not have given him some of the information he is credited to have, but the facts still remain the same. I am looking forward to finishing this book and continuing to fact check.

Right now the one question I am left with is: Why is Alcor so upset about this book if according to them "none of it is true"? Doesnt make sense to me, that an organization would go so far to ruin someones life over something they view as fiction. Right there it should be enough to tell you that Alcor is hiding some dark secrets, many of which may not even be a part of Larry's book.
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There seems to be a need to qualify oneself in order for their reviews to be taken seriously regarding this book. So, for the record, I am neither an Alcorian or a cryonics basher. If that's good enough, here's my say:

I find it hard to believe Mr. Johnson. Why? Because the man doesn't have a single good thing to say about anyone or anything associated with Alcor at any point in his association with the organization (save for one engineer.) Normally in a whistle blower memoir we're introduced to someone who goes through stages. First they are a stalwart member of their organization (maybe a little naive but a believer nonetheless.) Then a hint of trouble arises. Then the trouble gets larger. Finally, near the apex of the story, we discover that all is definitely not well and the whistle blower wrestles with the moral obligation to bring down their associates.

From the beginning of this book, even before Mr. Johnson accepts Alcor's offer of employment, he makes the organization out to be a gaggle of physical freaks and comical caricatures. The office is filthy. The employees all look sickly and behave neurotically. There's dangerous, possibly illegal stuff in the supply cabinet that shouldn't be there. Red flags abound. Yet Mr Johnson signs on anyway. Why? So he can get away from his burn-out gig as a Vegas paramedic and live closer to his dad. Really?

Mr. Johnson is clearly a man with a long resume who would be sought after for his medical experience in a wide variety of fields. Why does he go to work for Alcor even after an interview he seems to equate with a visit to a mental ward? Why go to work for this gaggle of freaks who appear to have skeletons in their closet and red flags around every corner just so he can move to be near his dad?
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After hearing about Ted Williams I simply had to read this book and while I initially believed what the Author was saying, I have since come to have serious doubts whether or not a lot of it is true. Alcor made a statement on their website regarding this book and its allegations and in all honesty they raise some legitimate issues. In particular is the fact that the author has tried to profit from all of this on numerous occasions. If the information really is true then it is a shame that Mr Johnson has taken the route he has releasing it to the public. For example putting the Ted Williams pictures on a website and trying to charge people [...] a pop so they can see them is..., well lets just say that this in itself does so much damage to Mr Johnson's credability that you really have no choice but to paint all of his statments and accusations with this same brush. It makes Mr Johnson appear to be an opportunist and in all honesty if he is willing to do the website thing then why shouldn't we believe that he is capable of lying to increase the shock value of his book thus making it sell more copies?

Do I believe that some of it is true? absolutely. Why else would Alcor get a court order against Mr. Johnson prohibiting him from releasing any additional information. Obviously he has information that can hurt Alcor and he has proof to back at least some of it up. This, combined with his poor choices, is one of the reasons why I am beginning to have my doubts about some of his accusations. The fact that Mr Johnson has real info that hurts alcor gives him the ability to make things up and it gives people a reason for believing such statements after all if he is telling the truth on statement A, why shouldn't we believe him on statement B?
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