Immortality, the novel is speculative fiction. Present day and life as we know it has just taken a quick left turn. Evolution is operating in ways no one could have. Immortality has been a best-selling techno-thriller on the Amazon Kindle since January ! Publisher’s Weekly STARRED FULL review: When. Sarah Mayfield, a young rookie cop, is plagued by dreams and a sense that some horror is just around the corner. Nobel winning molecular.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Immortality by Kevin Bohacz. Immortality by Kevin Bohacz Goodreads Author. Immortality was a 1 best-selling techno-thriller on Amazon from January to June Publisher’s Weekly starred review: When human extinctions occur in South America and spread worldwide, paleobiologist and genetic researcher Mark Freedman senses a connection to the Chromatium Omri bacteria, the oldest known life form on Earth linked to previous extinctions.
The growing virulence in the “kill zones” spurs Freedman to join forces with Kathy Morrison, expert on viral and bacterial pathogens with the Centers for Disease Control. Despite personal losses, Freedman and Morrison find romance and make discoveries about the devastation and what lies behind it.
Other colorful characters include dedicated policewoman Sarah Mayfair, whose horrific dreams and improbable survival enable contact with the forces behind the outbreaks; cynical Gen.
James McKafferty, committed to preserving the U. The seemingly random attacks and emergence of chaos allow Bohacz to explore such themes as whether humanity deserves to survive, the meaning of being human, and the cost of perfect health and immortality.
The originality of Bohacz’s ideas is nearly equaled by detailed descriptions of a decontamination lab, the frenzied search for answers, and the aftermath of destruction. His vision of a humanity that faces the need to evolve profoundly or face certain destruction is as timely as today’s news and as chilling a doomsday scenario as any ecological catastrophe can suggest.
A novel that will surprise fans of science-fiction and doomsday scenarios. This is the way the world could end. I recommend you give it a go. Paperbackpages. Published March 1st by Kevin Bohacz first published January 1st United States of America. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Immortalityplease sign up. I really liked this book because of the hard science that provides its basic structure. However, I sometimes wondered how much of the science was real and how much on the author’s imagination.
Does anyone know whether the basic science is accurate? Cefalo How could you enjoy any science fiction story or any fiction, really if you are wondering the whole time if it really could happen or not?
A lot of …more How could you enjoy any science fiction story or any fiction, really if you are wondering the whole time if it really could happen or not? A lot of times I want the science to be “out there” to suspend my belief in the ordinary. Generally the author makes leaps within a subject but does not completely go out of bounds. Balancing fact and fiction to where you aren’t sure is successful writing in my book!
See 1 question about Immortality…. Lists with This Book. Mar 03, Grundlepuck rated it liked it Shelves: This is not the book that I thought it would be, but that’s pretty much my own fault.
I like to start a novel with a clean slate of expectations, so I don’t read flyleafs or back covers or reviews or basically anything that will potentially spoil the joy of discovery for me. I just pick it up and start reading, and if the first page grabs me then there is a good chance that I will buy it. Based on the first page and the cover, I thought I was in for a man-merging-wth-machine singularity kind of e This is not the book that I thought it would be, but that’s pretty much my own fault.
Based on the first page and the cover, I thought I was in for a man-merging-wth-machine singularity kind of exploration, but what I got was an apocalyptic plague with some pretty cool concepts behind it. The bigger problem with the book is that the writing is clumsy and all the characters are unlikable. I suspect that with a good editor and some more experience, Bohacz will be a quite interesting author, but the writing in this novel is not up to the level of the ideas. This book was sent to me from Audible.
First let me say that I was shocked the audiobook was 24 hours long. That is a chunky book! Immortality is the epic story of the days and weeks leading up to the end of known humanity and the beginning of the end of our modern day civilization. Once people start noticing the unusual death zones around the world Mark Freedman, a famous paleontologist, is called to th This book was sent to me from Audible. Once people start noticing the unusual death zones around the world Mark Freedman, a famous paleontologist, is called to the CDC to help them unearth more information about the Chromatium Omri bacteria, the oldest known life form on Earth.
And the killer of us all. This audiobook is filled with chapters from various people and their perspectives on the coming Armageddon. I loved the deep research and the approach the author took to get the whole thing to make sense in the beginning. Around the time in the book the author had one of the strong female characters sitting at a campfire with a Indian Chief popping pills I was confused.
Is this the same book I started with? It was like another complete person took over and starting writing.
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The bacteria goes from something killing humanity to something that is selecting a few to restart a better human race and you can communicate with it once you take a TON of LSD. There was immortailty more issue I had with the book. The science of it all was a bit overwhelming at times. If I was a paleontologist or a genetic researcher then I might ne interested in all of that detail immrotality I am a regular reader and at times I wanted to just skip all of that to get back to the story.
The narrator Kevin T. Collins was … intense. That is the first and only word I could use for him. There was intensity in his voice the whole time. Every single T was pronounced. I also would have been nice to have the female parts in the book read by a female narrator.
Overall, I am ok with the audiobook, no love not hate and I am a bit curious to bhoacz what will happen in book 2. There is a snippet of book 2 at the end of this audiobook. This book was awesome I stole this review from amazon: Deep in the Amazon, within specifically precise boundaries, humans drop dead within seconds, leaving behind animals and plant life.
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The areas are circular, and become known as “kill zones”. Little notice is taken until a kill zone strikes in Anchorage Alaska Kevln they chemical or biologic OMG!! Are they chemical or biological?
What she does find is large amounts of Chromatium Omri, a benign water bacterium, in eighty percent of the Anchorage victims. She needs an expert on the bacterium.
Mark leaves behind his girlfriend Gracy, his ex-wife and daughter, to fly from Los Angeles to Atlanta to join Dr. Morrison’s search for the cause of the kill zones. When Mark discovers a tiny “seed” embedded inside the COBIC, it’s a race for time to discover if the seed is natural or foreign, and whether it’s related to the kill zones. What they find is going to surprise you, over and over again. Other major characters are Sarah Mayfair, a police officer in New Jersey and her hundred and twenty pound Rottweiler Ralph.
Sarah finds herself a fugitive after surviving a kill zone, and must find her way back into society. Artie Hartman and his pregnant wife Suzy live in New York. Artie is a lawyer, working as an assistant DA and running from his past as a former gang member. Mark and Kathy are in a race against time and a deadly foe, one that cannot be predicted or controlled. Jul 24, Michael rated it really liked it. I am extremely glad I did not but all my frustration with poor writing and character-development and general unnecessary verbiage continued to be justified.
Thankfully I was able to force my kdvin to adjust and read lightly when indicated. This was a large and incredibly complex premise with a lot of fascinating science driving it. It is larger than the skills of the author. Had this book been co-written with an actual skilled writer, it bohacs have succeeded wildly.
Had a skilled editor with a heavy hand been deeply involved in ummortality project, it could have been a much better read. What I did like enormously was the detailed descriptions of the characters actually ‘doing science’ Toward the end of the book, I thought the descriptions of the mental interfaces with the god-machine used by the main character were fascinating.
I also thought calling it the god-machine was stupid! I can’t say that I forgive the deep flaws of this book but lmmortality concepts were well worth wading into and satisfying on the other side. I am looking forward to the sequel!