Results of the Prometheus Award in the year 1990.
Dr. Evelyn Fletcher is a surgeon caught in a maelstrom of controversy. She has secretly devised a surgical procedure that could alter the lives of millions. When the beautiful and successful Valerie Dalton walks into Fletcher’s office for a routine abortion, the doctor realizes that she has found the perfect experimental subject.
In another room of the same clinic wait Karen Chandler and her husband, who have sought pregnancy for years with no success. They greet Fletcher’s offer of a radically new embryo-implant procedure as a miracle. Karen, with no hesitation, agrees to undergo the questionable surgery.
When little Renata is born and then falls deathly ill, only one person can save her life. A woman who does not even know her daughter exists. Under a barrage of media scrutiny, Valerie Dalton must face the courts with her lover in an unprecedented…[more]
Others have written SF on the theme of immortality, but in The Boat of a Million Years, Poul Anderson made it his own. Early in human history, certain individuals were born who live on, unaging, undying, through the centuries and millenia. We follow them through over 2000 years, up to our time and beyond-to the promise of utopia, and to the challenge of the stars.
A milestone in modern science fiction, a New York Times Notable Book on its first publication in 1989, this is one of a great writer’s finest works.
By the award-winning author of Enemy Mine. Infinity Hold. The story of an idea and of a murderer who becomes the first police officer in a world of murderers. “For those interested in science fiction, Barry Longyear is required reading.” —Philadephia Inquirer