Outnumbering the Dead

Frederik Pohl
science fiction
Outnumbering the Dead - Frederik Pohl

Several centuries in the future, human society has reached a state of near-utopia. All communicable diseases have been eradicated and people live affluent, fulfilled lives. Lukewarm fusion provides almost limitless energy supplies, making space travel, even travel to far-distant stars, cheap and easy. And people have time for such pleasure cruises now, for a simple prebirth operation ensures the body will not age. Other than fatal accidents, there's every reason to expect to live forever.

Perfect - except perfection somehow never includes everyone, and Rafiel's perfect world is marred by the fact that he is aging and he will die.

In a peaceful world of ten trillion immortals, what is it that gives life meaning?

Poignant and insightful, Outnumbering the Dead is a tale of quiet beauty, gentle humor, and exceptional brilliance from one of the greatest science fiction writers of this century.

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Release date: 1990
Genres: science fiction
Updated: August 19, 2021
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