Posted by: irenesroth | October 3, 2011

A Book Review About a Science Fiction Book

The Immortality Virus
Christine Amsden

The Immortality Virus is a dystopian science fiction novel which deals with a dark future work in which the human race has stopped aging. The book explores the unexpected consequences of overpopulation, exploitation of helpless people, starvation and a great moral unease among the thinking and feeling members of society.

Amsden has managed to place a human face and sensibility on this dark projection of a violent and desperate world with her main character, Grace, who finds herself involved in a search which takes her back to the very beginnings of this bleak time of virtual immortality.

Her search is filled adventure, plot twists, and sometimes violent action, but all of this is softened by the humanness and the compassion of her personality.

The Immortality Virus contains a thoughtful premise for a novel about the future, a great deal of nonstop action and a very interesting protagonist. The novel also leaves the reader to consider the paradox that the bliss of immortality which so many people seek might ultimately turn into a nightmare. It is a novel which fans of science fiction, interested in a projection of what our current world might become, will find interesting.

I absolutely love this book and I’m sure that many readers will be sitting on the edge of their seats too as they read it.

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

Rating: 4 stars

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