Monday, February 20, 2012

The Postmortal - Drew Magary

Rating: 4 stars
Shelf: 2012 

If you could suspend aging and live out the rest of eternity at the age you are now - would you? Consider the fact that you will be immortal, not invincible. You can still get cancer or die with the pull of a trigger. As Magary writes - "What this cure guarantees is that you will never die a natural, peaceful death." 

It is 2016 and a cure for aging has been invented. It is an illegal cure until several terrorist attacks on cure doctors around the nation and various other protests forces the legislation's hand. Via a series of blog-like posts written by a man named John Farrell, Drew Magary all too realistically describes just what a cure for aging might mean for the citizens of this world. From changes in healthcare benefits to the legalization of the death penalty for crimes other than murder. Cycle marriages that guarantee you don't have to spend eternity with your spouse if you don't want to. Complete annihilation of natural resources. Overpopulation which leads to government sanctioned assisted suicides. And government sanctioned genocide of the elderly. America as a third world nation. It's a near future that almost seems ... inevitable. 

Purchase Now from Amazon: The Postmortal: A Novel

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