BOOKS BY ALAN HARRINGTON. The Revelations of Dr. Modesto. Life in the Crystal Palace. The Secret Swinger. The Immortalist. Psychopaths. This is a provocative but half-cocked meditation on death, by a novelist (The Ordeal of Dr. Modesto; The Secret Swinger) who dares humanity to assert its will to. The Emancipation of Man in Latin Averroism and the Negation of Immortality. Pierre Conway – – Québec, Éditions De L’Univ. Laval. Death and Immortality .

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Brown write passionately, with intimidating erudition, about the unimportance of erudition. And while it’s pleasant to imagine achieving lasting fame, it makes no real difference whether I actually shall or, as is overwhelmingly more likely, not.

Rob rated it it was ok Apr 14, And if I might mention some more escapist scifi, David Weber, who seems to enjoy his planetary sociology, has a nod at some of the interpersonal problems of prolonging life but not some much of the large scale ones.

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What is to be done with accumulated population on this already overcrowded globe? There were more than a few instances when I found “immortalist philosophy” to be rather redundant or even short-sighted talk about irony.

In Summary The Immortalist point immortaist view can be summarized as a project that uses technology to “Individualize eternity, to stabilize the forms and identities through which the energy of conscious life passes. Write a customer review.

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The Immortalist by Alan Harrington

Hyperion rated it really liked it Jun 23, Because death gives way for life. Alan Harrington mustered the best case for conquering Old Age and Death in Thank you very much for that linger. People should consider that before choosing a degree.

Explanations That Transform the World Paperback. George to evoke the mummified remains of Egyptian boy-kings and solidified Pompeians I must be painfully pedantic and remark that the dead Pompeians aren’t solidified, on the contrary, they are human-shaped pockets of air. I publish regularly here and at Overland. I couldn’t find the book even close to that price anywhere else aside from e-books.

Have you looked at the Cosmist movement in the Soviet Union? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. On a side note: The meaning of John Key.

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To a lesser extent this applies also to Necroville as well. What Harrington uses these pages to support is rather “far-out” philosophy, albeit very well organized and obviously more than painstakingly developed. Perhaps a better exception would be Vinge’s True Names.

Within the last few years “[W]e have circled the moon, harnessed nuclear energy, artificially reproduced DNA, and now have the biochemical means to control birth; why should death itself, the Last Enemy, be considered sacred and beyond conquest?

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To ask other readers questions about The Immortalistplease sign up. When we no longer believe in God, we then turn our lovers into gods and goddesses. The beautiful device of tragedy ending in helplessness has become outmoded in our absurd time, no longer immortslist and not to be glamorized.

Please provide an email address. Which Vonnegut story was that? Marked for deselection Harrington barely scratches the surface of eternity’s pull on mankind. Books by Alan Harrington. There is so much more to say and discuss about this book’s content. Would you like ommortalist tell us about a lower price?

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We are the arbiters of value in an otherwise meaningless universe. In closing, I want to leave you with this biting and eloquent passage I read somewhere on the Internet:.