If this sounds a bit bewildering and overwhelming, it is, but it's also fascinating and often has the ring of genuine prediction. As in Halperin's first novel, The Truth Machine, the technology is always front and center, but this is ultimately a story of people and the political and sociological implications of near immortality. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Sci Fi fans will find this food for a lot of thought. It's author sure had to be a deep thinker to produce the book.
This is a great introduction to Cryogenic Suspension for all who dream of seeing what the future has in store for us - If only it was as easy as depicted in the novel, I'd do it... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Geoff Craig
Beyond a doubt, this is now my most favorite book. Although we have already passed through some of the technology, it's not far off from reality. Read morePublished on January 24, 2013 by Candy Lowd
Cryonics suffers from "the hostile wife phenomenon," which you can read about by googling that phrase. Read morePublished on February 2, 2012 by M. A. Plus
If you have any curiosity about subjects such as the possible future of mankind, the meanings of life, death and consciousness, this is the book for you. Read morePublished on December 3, 2011 by John L. Waller
I agree with some other posters that I did like the author's science, and think in the near future this may be reality, but it was a bland, repetative, etc.Published on December 26, 2010 by J. Ziegler
Long Life?: A Journey into the Unknown World of Cryonics
The First Immortal is a provocative read, and you'll enjoy it if you're learning more about cryonics. Read more
I bought this book because I am fascinated with the concept of cryonics. The author does a great job of outlining and imagining the possibilities but a poor job of writing a book. Read morePublished on October 23, 2009 by DesignerDregs