By (author) James E. Gunn
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Immortals by James E. Gunn
Book DescriptionJames Gunn's masterpiece about a human fountain of youth collects the author's classic short stories that ran in elite science-fiction magazines throughout the 1950s. What is the price for immortality? For nomad Marshall Cartwright, the price is knowing that he will never grow old. That he will never contract a disease, an infection, or even a cold. That because he will never die, he must surrender the right to live. For Dr. Russell Pearce, the price is eternal suspicion. He appreciates what synthesizing the elixir vitae from the Immortal's genetic makeup could mean for humankind. He also fears what will happen should Cartwright's miraculous blood fall into the wrong hands. For the wealthy and powerful, no price is too great. Immortality is now a fact rather than a dream. But the only way to achieve it is to own it exclusively. And that means hunting down and caging the elusive Cartwright, or one of his offspring.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780671534868
(209mm x 134mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James E. Gunn
Reading Science Fiction, Hardback (October 2008)
Science Fiction is illuminated by world class scholars and fiction writers, who introduce the history, concepts and contexts necessary to understanding the genre. Their groundbreaking approach provides insights into today's SF world and makes learning how to read Science Fiction an exciting collaborative process for teachers and students.
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"A classic of science fiction, this book predicted and inspired the creation of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) the organization dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial life. A tale of contact with alien life hailed by leaders of SETI organizations and today's leading scienc
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