THE FIRST IMMORTAL by James L. 
Halperin

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FIRST IMMORTAL?

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COMMENTS FROM BOOKSELLERS:

Having greatly enjoyed Halperin's vision of our future in The Truth Machine, I wasted no time to settle down with his newest work of art, The First Immortal. The light would remain green to the question, "Did you enjoy The First Immortal as much as Halperin's debut novel?" Shivers go up my spine when I think of the scientific breakthroughs glimpsed in The First Immortal. I AM AMAZED.
--Manager, Waldenbooks

An intriguing look into a possible future. Fast-moving and easy to read. Overall, a very thought-provoking novel and one that stayed with me for quite some time afterwards.
--George Cofrin, Waldenbooks

Another great book by James Halperin! When I read The Truth Machine last year, I was so impressed I began recommending it to customers. The First Immortal, likewise, is a book that has had me comtemplating the future again. You just can't stop thinking about Halperin's books after you finish them. I will definitely be recommending this one to customers when it comes out.
--Trudy Johnson, B. Dalton

This is a great book. The characters are well developed, the story spans 200 years and manages to never lose my interest. Sagas are hard to do these days, so somebody clued this guy in, right? Top rate, first class, damn skippy and all that stuff. I'd read another. Let me know when....
--Damon Hawk, Barnes & Noble

I very much enjoyed this book. Halperin is a Nostradamus incarnate. His view of the future appears to be more realistic than anybody else's. The First Immortal is a blueprint for the next couple of centuries.
--J. Alexander Black, B. Dalton

This was a stop, pause, reflect type book. The prospects for the future put out by the author are not only plausible, but are inspiring and frightening at the same time. It made me reflect on my own mortality and the "what if" regarding loved ones who've died. The thoughts put forth in this book still haunt me even though I finished it weeks ago. This is an awesome book.
--Mary Ann Zukowski, Barnes & Noble

This is a great book. I haven't read a book about such a believable future since Joe Haldeman's Forever War. Halperin knows human nature and knows how to tell a story. I didn't read The Truth Machine, but I plan to now.
--Steele Eidsath, Super Crown

A remarkable novel. It's something very rare these days, an enjoyable story, with well-developed characters, that actually makes you think. Enough ideas to chew on for a dozen SF novels. If The Truth Machine (which I have not read) is half as good, then Mr. Halperin has easily avoided the dreaded "sophomore slump". Wherever he decided to go in the future, I'll gladly follow.
--William Hamill, B. Dalton

Very much enjoyed this book. After receiving it, I devoured it in a couple of very late nights. I just found that I couldn't put it down no matter how much sleep beckoned. I had never thought seriously about cryonics, but I now have an interest in the subject, as well as in nanotechnology.
--Richard Zagorski, Barnes & Noble

An insightfully written chronicle of one of our possible futures. I found the technical, medical and humanitarian aspects of this story plausible and thought-provoking. All in all, I thought that Mr. Halperin's viewpoint of the future refreshing and exciting, as opposed to the usual run of the mill, dark and foreboding, "the strong survive" mentality that so many of us have thought about. An intelligent and stimulating book. I will highly recommend it.
--Carol Johnson, Barnes & Noble

My God, what a book! I have not read The Truth Machine, but I will now. Halperin is one hell of an author! The book's unusual style makes it an interesting read, but the writing only enhances what Halperin has to say. This was a fascinating book, written with intelligence and insight. I can't wait to recommend it to everyone!
--Wendy Whipple, Super Crown