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Notes from the future by Nikolai Amosoff ; translated from the Russian by George St. George (by special arrangement with the author). - Cultural Heritage Books

Notes from the future by Nikolai Amosoff ; translated from the Russian by George St. George (by special arrangement with the author).

9.98

New York : Simon and Schuster, 1970. Stated "First U.S. Printing" on the copyright page. Hardcover. 384 pages ; 22 cm. $6.95 dust jacket. Very good + copy, with firm binding, clean and unmarked pages.


"IMMORTALITY!"

Immortality is the subject of this remarkable and prophetic novel by Professor Nikolai M. Amosoff, the author of The Open Heart,* one of the most distinguished medical scientists in the world today and the Soviet Union's pioneer in advanced medical and surgical techniques.

Writing from his own professional knowledge and, at the same time, from a deeply personal, human and philosophical point of view, Professor Amosoff has taken as his theme the technique of anabiosis—the freezing of human beings, who can then be revived, ten, twenty, fifty years later, when a cure for their disease has been found.

His hero is frankly autobiographical —a great scientist, loved by many but too immersed in his work to return their love, passionately committed to the completion of his work.

Discovering that he has leukemia, he has himself frozen in a machine of his own design and is awakened twenty years later, to be cured of leukemia, but to find that his own emotions are unchanged and that the Soviet Union has become a very different, very unfamiliar, place Written with the same power and insight that characterized The Open Heart, Notes from the Future is a novel in the tradition of such classic works of fictional speculation as George Orwell's 1984, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and H. G. Wells's The Time Machine, and with all the excitement of such modern successes as The Andromeda Strain and The Day of the Dolphin.

As a medical prophecy, as an indication of what a gifted and thoughtful Communist imagines the Soviet Union will be like in the future, Professor Amosoff's book is a major document.

As a novel, it stands in its own right as a work of art.


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