Re: The First Immortal

den Otter (
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 00:30:39 +0100

John K Clark <> wrote:

> I want to join the chorus of praise I've been hearing for Jim Halperin's new
> novel "The First Immortal", if it becomes a best seller it could end up
> changing the world as much as "Uncle Tom's Cabin" or "The Origin of Species.
> The great thing is that he describes achieving physical immortality in the
> near future but rebels against the stale convention of crying copious tears
> over how dreadful a world without death would be. Halperin will probably take
> some flack from death worshipers for not sprinkling in stuff about Man
> meddling in God's domain and other pious platitudes throughout his book, it
> seems to be the custom when discussing such matters, but Jim is just too
> original for that and he refuses to pander to the superstitions of the masses.
> This is an important book and I highly recommend it.

The inevitable question arises: is this dude a cryonicist himself, and if not, why?