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Got a problem? Bug Jack Barron, the television personality with one-hundred million viewers. Got $50,000.00 in liquid assets? Contact the Foundation of Immortality and Benedict Howards will have you frozen until technology can bring you round and cure your ailment – forever. So a Negro without his assets in a suitably liquid state bugs Jack Barron, and complains he's been refused a place in the Foundation of Immortality's freezers, that he's being racially prejudiced. This claim is refuted, and in order to win Jack Barron's allegiance Benedict Howards offers Jack and his ex-wife, Sara, the chance of immortality - for real - forever. And whilst Jack Barron is mighty tempted to play along, their comes a point beyond which even he won't cross…
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control    -   election campaign Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   cure/disease/bioweapon Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   coping with mental/magical powers    -   change of heart Major kinds of combat:    -   guns Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   description of breasts How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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