|Last Mortal Man, the (2006) [Novel]|
by Syne Mitchell
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(From the publisher):
In the twenty-fourth century, nano-designed biology has turned Earth into humanity’s playground. Entrepreneur Lucius Sterling has created a trillion-dollar empire by solving the world’s problems: poverty, disease, war—even death. For the handful of people wealthy enough to pay for conversion to Deathless, a controversial process can transform people into nanobiology, cell by cell, granting them eternal beauty and health.
All these wonders unravel when a new technology attacks the fundamental building blocks of nanobiology. No one knows the source of the destruction or where it will hit next. As nanobiology cities crumble, the Deathless retreat into tightly guarded compounds. Once invulnerable, this new technology now endangers their very existence. Rumors fly that its creator may even be one of their own. The world hovers on the brink of war. And the only person who can investigate is Jack Sterling, Lucius’s estranged great-grandson, exiled from modern life by a deadly allergy to the very nanobiology that made his family’s fortune....
Original title: The Last Mortal Man
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Technology→ Nanotechnology