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ISBN: 1593300069
Author: Paul Kieniewicz
Language: English
Publisher: Aventine Press (January 23, 2003)
Pages: 296
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 257
Size Fb2: 1581 kb
Size ePub: 1401 kb
Size Djvu: 1271 kb
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Immortality Machine book. A specialist in the Earth’s gravity and magnetic fields, he has studied the geology of many continents. He lives in Aberdeenshire, not far from the birthplace of George MacDonald.

Paul Kieniewicz holds Masters Degrees in Astronomy and in Geophysics He has published short stories in small press magazines

Paul Kieniewicz holds Masters Degrees in Astronomy and in Geophysics. A renaissance man, he has lectured on astronomy, comparative religions, mythology and history. He has published short stories in small press magazines.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Is there life after death or do we simply cease to exist? Renowned scholar Paul Edwards has compiled Immortality.

Mortality is a 2012, posthumously published book by Anglo-American writer Christopher Hitchens, comprising seven essays which first appeared in Vanity Fair concerning his struggle with oesophageal cancer.

Mortality is a 2012, posthumously published book by Anglo-American writer Christopher Hitchens, comprising seven essays which first appeared in Vanity Fair concerning his struggle with oesophageal cancer, with which he was diagnosed during his 2010 book tour and which killed him in December 2011.

Immortality Machine Book Summary and Study Guide. Paul Kieniewicz Booklist Paul Kieniewicz Message Board. Two men seek an immortality machine in a world of youthful aliens. But their discovery of immortality will destroy the alien world, and their own humanity. Their quest takes them through a world of amazing technology, bizarre sports, political intrigues and a labyrinth full of violent androids. Get your copy of the book.

Technological immortality, biological machines, and "swallowing the .

Main article: Molecular machine. Technological immortality is the prospect for much longer life spans made possible by scientific advances in a variety of fields: nanotechnology, emergency room procedures, genetics, biological engineering, regenerative medicine, microbiology, and others. In his book Death, Yale philosopher Shelly Kagan argues that any form of human immortality would be undesirable. Kagan's argument takes the form of a dilemma. Either our characters remain essentially the same in an immortal afterlife, or they do not.

"Immortal aliens aren't like us. You'll go mad trying to live among them." Two men seek an immortality machine in a strange world of youthful aliens immune to the deterioration of endless years. But their discovery of immortality will destroy the alien world, and their own humanity. Their quest takes them through a world of amazing technology, bizarre sports, political intrigues and a labyrinth full of violent androids. An adventure through a forbidden culture to discover the very nature of life and death.

Comments:

Dagdage
The most refreshing thing about Immortality Machine, in this age of writers who are so good at saying (or saying about saying) but often ultimately have little to say, is that it reverses this trend. Stylistically this is not great literature; however, there is something compelling about the simple, yet bizarre, unexpected narrative, populated by people and creatures at once - shockingly - familiar and unfamiliar. Engaging with this book requires a shifting empathetic contorting of oneself and one's ideas about the world, which continually surprises, challenges and horrifies, while also providing some moments of unexpected joy, of recognition, of ontological gaps bridged.
Immortality Machine is a novel (pun half-intended) approach to some big questions, and is relentlessly human in its examination of them. This is a bold flight into both inner and outer space. It may not be as aesthetically pleasing or ultimately as forceful as a novel where there is a better synthesis of form and content, but it will make you think, reflect, for a long time after you have read it. A modern parable that feels as old as humankind. Another novel which demonstrates the inseparability of thought and life, and therefore also the possibility of genuine change, of choice. And we can never have enough of those.
Dreladred
Usually I skim a book for hightlights before beginning the cover illustration. Not this one! I read it cover to cover and found myself amazed at the wisdom hidden in the engaging story and could not put it aside until my readiing was completed. The book is so filled with compelling scenes it was a long process of illimination before deciding what would best illustrate the richly developed story for the book cover. Shocking reality ,this book, but filled with empathy for a terror filled psychological world in which we all share. Tinges of possible things to come in other worlds and other centuries is so naturaly laid out. Might the mind that wrote this book be foretelling something? Is Paul Kieniewicz in touch with futures in this world - or another? Will the human psyche be able to thrive or at least survive in such a world?
Puchock
Paul Kieniewicz has created an intriguing world inhabited by a race that has adapted to its longevity by ruling time irrelevant. The ethics and reasoning the aliens develop to cope when two short-lived humans invade their city in search of an immortality machine provide iinteresting conflicts and provoke interactive thoughts by the reader. The plot continually raises tantalizing questions whose answers are only hinted at until the final chapters. All are answered satisfactorily, and the reader finishes the novel satisfied each character has followed the only course of action true to their own nature.
Prince Persie
A very good book -- the story follows two outcasts as they explore a forbidden alien city. Beyond describing a society of immortal humans, Kieniewicz examines some of the wider implications of immortality. How would a society of normal humans construct/demonize the immortal outgroup? What psychological adaptions would be necessary in order to cope with immortality? Knowing these, would a typical person opt for immortality if given the choice? An intriguing consideration of such thought experiments complements an engaging narrative. Definitely worth checking out.

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