Allow Us to Recommend Sci-Fi Book Zero K for Your Reading Pleasure
Don DeLillo is a prolific, award-winning writer most known for works such as White Noise, Mao II, and Underworld, and his writing covers a wide variety of topics, from television to nuclear war, sports, the advent of the digital age, politics, and global terrorism. His fiction often deals with a general theme of, in the author’s own words, “living in dangerous times.” And with his latest offering, sci-fi book Zero K, Delillo explores the world of cryogenics, and the attempt to preserve and extend life.
Here’s a short synopsis of the book:
“Jeffrey Lockhart’s father, Ross, is a George Soros-like billionaire now in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a deeply remote and secret compound where death is controlled and bodies are preserved until a future moment when medicine and technology can reawaken them. Jeff joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say “an uncertain farewell” to her as she surrenders her body.”
The book, like many DeLillo’s works, poses questions that often don’t have a straight answer, and may never have a clear one, such as what the value of life is, can death be prevented, and ultimately, what is the moral thing to do? Do we try to save the ones we love for their sake primarily, or more because of our selfishness and fear of losing them? DeLillo aims at provoking thought and discussion with sci-fi book Zero K.
“We are born without choosing to be. Should we have to die in the same manner? Isn’t it a human glory to refuse to accept a certain fate?”
If you are a fan of DeLillo’s works or looking for a read with more depth, you should definitely check this one out. You can pick up a copy over at Amazon.