Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Inherit the Earth (Emortality, #2)” as Want to Read:
Inherit the Earth (Emortality, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Inherit the Earth (Emortality #2)

3.34  ·  Rating Details ·  113 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
In the twenty-second century, biomedical nanotechnology has given everyone in the world long life and robust health. It is the New Utopia, and all live in the expectation that true immortality will soon be realized.

Damon Hart, son of the scientist responsible for much of the wonders of the new world, would rather forget his famous father and get on with his own life. But a
ebook, 320 pages
Published August 15th 1998 by Tor Books (first published 1998)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Inherit the Earth, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Inherit the Earth

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Simon Mcleish
Aug 28, 2012 Simon Mcleish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally published on my blog here in September 2000.

Inherit the Earth is heavily influenced by the cyberpunk subgenre exemplified by the novels of William Gibson: there is the same high tech, decayed urban background; the same cynical view of the world. Stableford's novel (first in a trilogy) is set much further into the future than most cyberpunk has been, after the world has begun to recover following decimation of human and animal populations by genetically engineered diseases in what are
Feb 16, 2008 Monk rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
OK, I waited a rather long time to get around to this (more like mindlessly procrastinated to get around to it) and I have to say I was a little underwhelmed. Before I get into any faults though, let's talk about good points.

I like the idea of the world created. Biotech and nanotech have advanced to the point where people won't live forever, but they certainly have almost the next-best thing. IT (Internal Technology) has advanced the average lifespan to 160 years on average, with the carrot of t
Peter Tillman
Jul 15, 2016 Peter Tillman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reread-list
Taut bioengineering/nanotech hard-SF thriller. 4.5 stars.

Set in the bioengineered nanotech future of "Les Fleurs du Mal" andthe eponymous novella, Inherit the Earth is a taut and well-drawn thriller. Life-extension internal technology (IT) is good enough that the people who put the world back together after the Crash and
Plague Wars some 75 years before still rule the world, albeit behind the scenes. Stableford is exploring a familiar sfnal question: If rich, powerful people get life-extension fi
Traci Loudin
Pretty good, although the ending was a little weak. Such a big build up to it, and then it's kind of like *shrug*
Great build up to the plot and the ending just fizzled...
Aug 01, 2011 Bob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
started off strong, but kind of a weak ending. I loved all the nanotech, and the world. I just thought the ending was kind of lame.
Ross Winn
May 09, 2011 Ross Winn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read, and well-plotted.
Dave rated it liked it
Jun 04, 2008
Antony rated it it was amazing
Feb 07, 2012
Mike rated it it was ok
Jan 18, 2011
Amamur rated it it was ok
Oct 09, 2011
Bob Fish
Bob Fish rated it really liked it
Dec 06, 2014
Randy rated it liked it
Jul 12, 2015
Bigwave rated it really liked it
Dec 12, 2015
Doug rated it really liked it
May 19, 2014
"Lifson" Kate Glover
"Lifson" Kate Glover rated it really liked it
Jan 11, 2015
Alex Semedo
Alex Semedo rated it liked it
Sep 05, 2012
Jay rated it liked it
Apr 25, 2014
Tricia rated it liked it
Apr 21, 2009
Andrew rated it it was ok
Sep 10, 2016
John rated it liked it
Oct 04, 2009
Issam rated it liked it
Nov 25, 2014
Steve Wright
Steve Wright rated it really liked it
Mar 11, 2016
Robert Millard
Robert Millard rated it liked it
Nov 27, 2014
Bonnie rated it liked it
Mar 27, 2012
Tymothy rated it liked it
Jan 21, 2012
Metaphorosis rated it liked it
Feb 11, 2012
Mark Ayers
Mark Ayers rated it really liked it
Aug 14, 2015
Chris rated it liked it
Oct 27, 2008
Randy rated it really liked it
Jul 01, 2012
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Deception Well (The Nanotech Succession, #2)
  • The Cyborg From Earth
  • The Merchants of Souls (Giraut, #3)
  • Starfleet Year One (Star Trek)
  • Colony
  • Genesis
  • The Jack Vance Treasury
  • The Hercules Text
  • Firestar (Firestar, #1)
  • Expendable (League of Peoples, #1)
  • Gods Above (Star Trek: New Frontier, #13)
  • Aristoi
  • Strange Dreams
  • Mistresses of the Dark: 25 Macabre Tales by Master Storytellers
  • Auroras Anlaß
  • A Rebel in Time
  • Brain Ships (Brainship, #2-3)
  • Fabulous Harbors (Second Ether, #2)

Other Books in the Series

Emortality (6 books)
  • The Cassandra Complex (Emortality, #1)
  • The Fountains of Youth (Emortality, #3)
  • Architects of Emortality (Emortality, #4)
  • Dark Ararat (Emortality, #5)
  • The Omega Expedition (Emortality, #6)

Share This Book