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Prentis Rollins was born in North Carolina, grew up in the suburbs of Washington D.C., and studied philosophy at the University of Southern California and Rutgers in New Jersey. Since 1993 he has worked for: DC Comics (on such titles as 'Green Lantern: Rebirth', 'DC: One Million', 'Impulse', and 'Batman: The Ultimate Evil'), Marvel Comics ('New X-men'), Milestone Media ('Hardware', 'Static'), Disney Television Animation ('PB and J Otter', 'Doug's First Movie', '101 Dalmations'), and many others. His graphic novel 'The Furnace' will be published by Tor Books in July of 2018. His lifelong obsessions are philosophy, science-fiction, and the strange territory in which these two things meet. He lives in London with his wife and three children.

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I'm finally reading THE IMMORTALS by James Gunn. It's a seminal piece in a venerable tradition in sci-fi and speculative fiction: what would it be like to live forever?

Some other great examples of the immortality theme in sci-fi are: TIME ENOUGH FOR LOVE and METHUSELAH'S CHILDREN, both by Robert Heinlein, and THE BOAT OF A MILLION YEARS, by Poul Anderson. All classics, wonderful reads.

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I loved it--compelling gothic suspense, pretty close to horror. It put me in mind of other great American novels like Faulkner's 'The Sound and The Fury' in that the real story happened a long time ago, and what we're witnessing is the aftermath and ...more
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I read this more or less in conjunction with Richard Matheson's 'Hell House', which was written a few years later. It is instructive to compare these two excellent novels; both are about four people (two men, two women) spending a week or so in a not ...more
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I very much enjoyed this thought-provoking book. I'm working on a graphic novel dealing with immortals, and this is one of sci-fi's seminal works dealing with that topic (along with, eg, Heinlein's 'Time Enough For Love"). It's about immortality and ...more
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I read this recently mainly because SF Masterworks put out a very handsome paperback edition, and it is (historically) a very important piece. I thoroughly enjoyed it!--but, I must say, what I enjoyed most was Harlan Ellison's bombastic and overstate ...more
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I loved it. I love books that are about America and its unique pathologies (I really love all the books of Philip Roth and Sinclair Lewis, for just this reason)--and Amy Giles' brilliant debut is very much in this tradition. This book is about the vi ...more
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I read this more or less in conjunction with Richard Matheson's 'Hell House', which was written a few years later. It is instructive to compare these two excellent novels; both are about four people (two men, two women) spending a week or so in a not ...more
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