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Twelve views on the pitfalls of immortality
Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2017
Do you want to live forever, a pop song asks. Well, do you? What would it be like, so many years, so many errors, so many regrets. No, I mean really: what would immortality do the human mind? Twelve authors approach this complex issue with verve and insight. Theme anthologies are always interesting; this one, more than many. As since brings us closer to longevity beyond our wildest dreams, perhaps it's a good time to be careful what we wish for. We're on the threshold of curative for the body and the soul. Could your mind live on? Should it? Could your flesh be enhanced, cloned, robotized? We already freeze embryos and later implant them. Will we freeze the infirm until we can cure them? And where would all these people live, when overpopulation already is changing climate and overwhelming the natural world? The ‘Future Chronicles’ anthology series shows you the world from twelve authors' gimlet-eyed perspectives, each different, each thought-provoking. So read these if you think you want to outlive your pension funds when immortality, invulnerability, and other godlike powers could be yours. You may change your mind.
“The Immortality Chronicles” features stories by award-winning scientist and author E.E. Giorgi (Chimeras), Amazon bestselling author Will Swardstrom (Contact Window) and ten more of today's most visionary authors in science and speculative fiction