About this Book
The Postmortal, Drew Magary
John Farrell is about to get “The Cure.”
Old age can never kill him now.
The only problem is, everything else still can…
Imagine a near future where a cure for aging is discovered and-after much political and moral debate-made available to people worldwide. Immortality, however, comes with its own unique problems-including evil green people, government euthanasia programs, a disturbing new religious cult, and other horrors. Witty, eerie, and full of humanity, The Postmortal is an unforgettable thriller that envisions a pre-apocalyptic world so real that it is completely terrifying.
"Immortality has figured in a number of novels prior to this one, but never, to my experience, in this way. … A very clear-eyed picture, one I don't think has been drawn before. … The Postmortal surprised me in a good way." — Michelle West, Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine
"As someone who is totally freaked out by the thought of dying, The Postmortal really stood on top of me and peed on my face. It's depiction of the future isn't filled with crappy robots fighting Will Smith. It's filled with eerily realistic portrayals of what the future could look like and does it all in an incredibly entertaining story." — Justin Halpern, author of Sh*t My Dad Says
"Unnerving. … An absorbing picture of dawning apocalypse. … A disturbing portrait of a society convinced it's close to utopia when a cure for aging is invented. Unsurprisingly, it doesn't take long for that seeming utopia to dissolve into a planet-overstressed from overpopulation, food and fuel shortages, and general lawlessness-going into systemic failure. … The Postmortal is a suitably chilling entry into the 'it's-the-end-of-the-world' canon." — The Austin Chronicle
"Magary's vision of future technology and science is eerily realistic. … By the time you finish, you'll want to hold your loved ones close and stockpile bottles of water. If all else fails, you could potentially make a living selling them a few decades from now." — The New York Press
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