Re: The First Immortal

Max More (
Sat, 17 Jan 1998 16:17:13 -0800

At 12:30 AM 1/18/98 +0100, you wrote:
>John K Clark <> wrote:
>> I want to join the chorus of praise I've been hearing for Jim Halperin's
>> 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
>> 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
>> some flack from death worshipers for not sprinkling in stuff about Man
>> meddling in God's domain and other pious platitudes throughout his book,
>> 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
>> This is an important book and I highly recommend it.
>The inevitable question arises: is this dude a cryonicist himself, and if
not, why?

Jim is (publically) a cryonicist (Alcor) and a member of Extropy Institute.


Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute:,