Man vs. machine, cryonics, mind uploading...a science fiction book that's Amazon's #1 book under the category Philosophy. -Fox News Channel
"This book is an edgy riveting masterpiece that will long linger with anyone who reads it." -Serious Wonder
"Protagonist Jethro Knights may become one of the grand characters of modern fiction." -Psychology Today
"About a man's quest to live forever using science, medicine, and technology." Popular Science
"Istvan, a prominent transhumanist writer...enlightens me. In The Transhumanist Wager
, transhumanists manage to launch the 3rd world war." -The Telegraph
"The action sequences in the book are top notch." -New York Journal of Books
"Many say The Transhumanist Wager is the new Atlas Shrugged." -Marin Magazine
"It's a page-turner. Istvan
knows how to tell a compelling story." -io9.com
"Transhumanism is snowballing into an international movement. The current wave of debate surrounding the concept began with The Transhumanist Wager." -Breitbart
"A marvelous work of science fiction." -IEET
"Controversial...a philosopher brings transhumanism to the world." -Wired (Germany)
"I enjoyed The Transhumanist Wager...an adventurous suspense-filled semi-sci-fi about sailing, love & life extension." -The Huffington Post
"Istvan's novel has the potential to become a cult book." -Kurzweil AI
"Istvan demonstrates great adeptness at crafting complex characters." -San Francisco Book Review
"A philosophical manifesto." -Vice (Italy)
"Thrilling...an important literary work everyone must read." -Guardian Liberty Voice
"The concept of people taking a Transhumanist Wager is making a strong impact." -RT Television
"It promises to become a cult classic among futurists." -SASM Institute
From the Author
Q & A with author Zoltan Istvan:
Why did you write The Transhumanist Wager?
My main goal was to inspire readers with a powerful artistic statement that would challenge their ideas of life and death. The rapid advancement of life extension science and technology will drastically change everything in our society far sooner than most people realize.Your novel is quite controversial. Why is that?
The primary reason is that the novel's subject matter challenges virtually everyone. And since The Transhumanist Wager
is an indie book, neither publisher nor editor was able to temper its content in the name of political correctness, religiosity, or commercialism.Did your journalism career influence the writing of the novel?
Yes, definitely. Many of the central characters and scenes in the book are directly taken from places I've visited and stories I've covered, especially for the National Geographic Channel.Will there be a sequel?