An SF Gateway eBook: bringing the classics to the future.
The more man learns, the more dangerous he becomes. The greater the civilization, the greater the chaos it eventually unleashes...
If you discovered the secret of immortality, to whom would you give it To the scientists, the politicians, the military To the Americans The Russians The Chinese
If you weren't after power or money or fame but really wanted to increase human happiness, what would you do with your secret Go underground Run away Pray that you might outlive civilization and be given the chance to start it all over again
And if the authorities found you, what would they do
Here is a chilling, provocative and unforgettable novel about the present and the future of mankind.
Kate Wilhelm (1928-2018)
Working name of the US writer Katie Gertrude Meridith Wilhelm Knight, born in Ohio in 1928. She started publishing SF in 1956 with 'The Pint-Sized Genie' for Fantastic, and continued for some time with relatively straightforward genre stories; it was not until the late 1960s that she began to release the mature stories which have made her reputation as one of the 20th century's finest SF writers. She was married to noted author and critic Damon Knight and together they have had a profound influence beyond their writing, through the Milford Science Fiction Writers' Conference and its offshoot, in which she was directly involved, the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop. She won the Hugo Award for Best Novel with Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, and has won the Nebula Award three times. Kate Wilhelm died in 2018, aged 89.