- Paperback: 526 pages
- Publisher: Kevin Bohacz; 3rd ed. edition (1 March 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0979181518
- ISBN-13: 978-0979181511
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 871 g
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
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This book would make a great movie.
I just finished reading "Immortality" and by the time I was just over half way through I couldn't put it down! It was an intriguing story and full of depth, intricate and remained plausible throughout. I enjoy reading books which have a philosophical perspective so that is why the second half of your book particularly spoke to me. This book would make a great movie. Your writing has 'camera-appeal' in the way you pan in on scenes and pick out details. It would be a fantastic action movie but what would draw me are the philosophical underpinnings and the amazing science fiction possibilities that are developed in the second half of the book. --By D. Sorrells, October 5, 2007
I loved this book....
I loved this book, once I started reading it I couldn't put it down! If you like Stephen King you will really enjoy Immortality. The characters in the book are realistic and the story is absolutely terrifying. What is really frightening human beings are currently experimenting with unimaginable technologies that could very well change the definition of life itself. Designer humans are probably already being created in research labs throughout the world. Humans evolving into machines are already upon us. Modern society will face many ethical and moral issues as technology entwines with biological beings. Currently, humans can clone animals, new breakthroughs on human cloning are occurring on a daily basis. Governments are experimenting with biological weapons and everywhere you turn "superbugs" are mutating so quickly there is nothing we can do to stop them. Immortality takes these frightening technological advances to its ultimate limit. Will humans survive? Who will "police" the researchers who develop technologies that could ultimately destroy us? Who decides what is right or wrong, good or evil. Kevin Bohacz has definitely hit an issue that we should all be concerned about. This may be human s future destiny and how are we going to deal with it. The book was fantastic-it is a must read for everyone. --By C. Curry, January 18, 2008
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Born in 1957 in New York City, Kevin has lived in New York, California, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and New Mexico. He can be currently sighted with his wife, Mazelle in one of their favorite cities in New Mexico, California, or Texas.
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He made his story very believeable and interesting to read.
Having read this book you must read his next book...Ghosts of the Gods
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The following Spring, we could be planting fields, feeding the nation. Trading with other countries. We would just need to watch out foreclose, for who had control of t h e world's nukes.
Now on the other hand, if only five percent survived, then there might be problems. But, that's still 15 million Americans, enough to run many things, right? From my impressions of the novel as I was reading it, I thought it was an Extinction Level Event. In fact, that word, Extinction, is used quite a bit. But thirty percent survival rate is certainly not Extinction, is it?
There were one or two loose ends that perhaps will be addressed in the sequel, part two. One are the people that were changed, seemed to be psychologically damaged. The dirt grubbers? They also appeared to have superhuman abilities, like speed. What happened to them?
One other thing I don't like is when Authors preach. Sure, in a way the book is pro-Environment, extraordinarily so. But we can't keep being reminded, especially when these attacks are only recent. Face it, here in America we've come extremely far in cleaning up our environment. During the 1960s and 1970s most of our Rivers were so polluted nothing lived in them . The Chicago River even caught on fire. Acid rain poured down on the Northeastern United States. But we passed the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, and established the Environmental Protection Agency. Yes, we've come a long way. With the onset of this novel's apocalypse, one wonders why it didn't occur years, decades earlier, when our Nation first participated in the Industrial Revolution, or at least after the first Atomic bombs were exploded.
Anyway, I do see a certain need for continue to respect and restore our Environment. This is especially true of late when one major PolItical Party, and their Presidential candidate want to gut, and or do away with all Environmental controls, and Agencies - He essentially wants to give Industry a free pass to pollute our Nation's Air, Water, as well as Soil. This has to be prevented, this has to be stopped. If it proceeds we may have more then an ecological disaster on our h ands, we may be looking, as shown in this novel, at the end of humanity's existence upon our World.
The story begins with a group of localized deaths in the Amazon. The circumscribed nature of the death pattern doesn't attract much attention until it repeats in New Jersey, Los Angeles, New York and other metropolitan areas. People aren't slain by vengeful vampires or zombies, they simply stop breathing and drop dead. In time it appears that the plague, if that's what it is, will consume mankind.
Investigators at the CDC in Atlanta, make discoveries that draw in Nobel prize winning scientist, Mark, who finds evidence that the victims were infected by a bacterium on which he landed his big prize in the first place. Cobic 3.7 is Mark's claim to fame, and he finds high titers of infestation in the few victims they are able to examine. Even more intriguing is the pattern of infestation, a concentration of bacteria at the base of the brain.
As the "kill zones" spread throughout the country, and the world, there seems no stopping them. Mark and his collaborators discover that the bacteria, unlike those he originally investigated, are powered and controlled by a nanotech device that allows them to operate in coordinated fashion, killing people in a localized area, leaving others unscathed. Indeed, Mark himself is infected but survives. In time he hooks up with other survivors, notably a former police officer, Sarah, also a survivor. They flee some of the more violent survivors and ultimately triumph is a bloody battle.
The author leaves a number of unanswered questions that are obviously the jumping off point for a sequel.
This is an entertaining thriller from the start. Suspension of disbelief is part of the process for the reader, but if we can buy into zombies and werewolves, can prehistoric nano-driven bugs be that much harder?