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Inherit the Earth (Emortality #2)

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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
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ebook, 320 pages
Published August 15th 1998 by Tor Books (first published 1998)
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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
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Monk
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
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Peter Tillman
Jul 15, 2016 Peter Tillman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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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*
Randy
Great build up to the plot and the ending just fizzled...
Bob
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.
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