Friday, June 8, 2007

New Books Discussing Cryonics

Here is the list of new books discussing the topic of cryonics (no endorsement implied).

The books are listed in reversed chronological order (the most recent books are listed first). To get more information about these books, just click on the titles below:

Long Life?: A Journey into the Unknown World of Cryonics
by Robert Begam (Paperback - Sep 25, 2007)

Book Description:
Lovers of courtroom thrillers rejoice. Robert Begam's breakout book Long Life: A Journey into the Unknown World of Cryonics is a page turner from cover to cover. In a thrilling courtroom drama Begam deftly takes the reader into a world where the jury must decide if a beautiful young doctor deliberately murdered her close friend or tried to save him with cryonics.


Mavericks of Medicine: Exploring the Future of Medicine with Andrew Weil, Jack Kevorkian, Bernie Siegel, Ray Kurzweil, and Others
by David J. Brown (Paperback - Jan 25, 2007), see page 227

Book Description:
Interviews with leading antiaging scientists and experts.


A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: Extraordinary People, Alien Brains, and Quantum Resurrection
by Clifford A. Pickover (Paperback - Dec 6, 2006), see page 40
Book Description:
A Beginner's Guide to Immortality is a celebration of unusual lives and creative thinkers who punched through ordinary cultural norms while becoming successful in their own niches. In his latest and greatest work, world-renowned science writer Cliff Pickover studies such colofrul characters as Truman Capote, John Cage, Stephen Wolfram, Ray Kurzweil, and Wilhelm Rontgen, and their curious ideas. Through these individuals, we can better explore life’s astonishing richness and glimpse the diversity of human imagination.
Part memoir and part surrealistic perspective on culture, A Beginner's Guide to Immortality gives readers a glimpse of new ways of thinking and of other worlds as he reaches across cultures and peers beyond our ordinary reality. He illuminates some of the most mysterious phenomena affecting our species. What is creativity? What are the religious implications of mosquito evolution, simulated Matrix realities, the brain’s own marijuana, and the mathematics of the apocalypse? Could we be a mere software simulation living in a matrix? Who is Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross and Emanuel Swedenborg? Did church forefathers eat psychedelic snails? How can we safely expand our minds to become more successful and reason beyond the limits of our own intuition? How can we become immortal?

Sustainable Operating Systems/The Post Petrol Paradigm by Michael Richards, Solomon Hayes, and Blair Guantt (Perfect Paperback - Nov 20, 2006), see page 340.

Anaesthesia Science
by Nigel R. Webster and Helen F. Galley (Hardcover - Nov 1, 2006) - Illustrated, see page 404.

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1 comment:

bgwowk said...

It's possible to use the Search Inside feature of Amazon.com, and probably the similar feature in Google Books, to see what these books say about cryonics.

"Mavericks of Medicine: Exploring the Future of Medicine with Andrew Weil, Jack Kevorkian, Bernie Siegel, Ray Kurzweil, and Others" contains intelligent discussion of cryonics by Aubrey deGrey.

"A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: Extraordinary People, Alien Brains, and Quantum Resurrection" contains several pages of discussion on philosophical and scientific aspects of brain cryopreservation.

"Anaesthesia Science" contains brief mention of cryonics in the context of nanomedicine. This becoming increasingly common in medical texts and journal articles. In the past two years I've seen three articles in medical journals with accurate discussions of cryonics.

"Long Life?: A Journey into the Unknown World of Cryonics" appears to be a work of fiction that won't be published until September.

"Sustainable Operating Systems/The Post Petrol Paradigm (Perfect Paperback)" contains the word "cryonics" once in an irrelevant context. Such are the perils of book lists generated only by keyword searches.