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Synopsis: In a future where medical science has all but eliminated death, vid star Rafiel is faced with his own demise and learns many poignant lessons about life as he struggles with this reality. By the author of Our Angry Earth.
From Publishers Weekly:
The question this novella poses seems like one Robert Silverberg, not Pohl, would come up with: What do you do when you're a mortal in a world of immortals? The genetic treatments that allow most everyone to live forever have failed on Rafiel, an actor, so he faces a maximum life span of only a century or so. Far from making him an outcast, Rafiel's freakish mortality has turned him into a superstar. The immortal legions are fascinated with death, and Rafiel's signs of encroaching age have only increased his entertainment appeal. For 90 years he has enjoyed fame, wealth and the pleasures of affluence--but after his latest rejuvenation treatment, he begins to feel tired. His acting suffers; his fatigue does not go unnoticed by dramaturge Mosay and fellow actor/dancer Docilia; and his long-lost immortal love, Alegrettalike allegretto? ck ,no, it's with one l. Better get used to the crazy spellings in SF reviews. They are a pain!/sss has sent him an unexpected gift. Rafiel comes to resent his immortal acquaintances as he realizes how short a time he has left to live, but with Alegretta's help he may find solace. Hugo and Nebula winner Pohl wrote such classics as Man Plus and Gateway , and the new book shows that he can still work at the top of his form. His writing is spare, the characters' emotions understated, which somehow makes Rafiel all the more sympathetic. This elegant novella stands among Pohl's best work and should not be missed. Illustrations, by Steve Crisp, not seen by PW.
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Title: OUTNUMBERING THE DEAD
Publisher: St. Martin's Press 1992, First Edition
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Legend, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Steve Crisp (illustrator). Both book and dustwrapper pretty much as new. 0712646159. Seller Inventory # 15082132-91
Book Description London, Random Century, 1990, 1990. 1st Edition, Hardback, d/j V/g, V/G like new. Illustrated by Steve Crisp. Seller Inventory # 1633
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Book Description London: Century, 1990, 1990. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. British first edition, hardcover. Fine in Fine DJ, a very fine unused copy. Published for the "Legend Novella" series. Illustrations by Steve Crisp. Seller Inventory # 19068
Book Description Century. 1st. 1st Edition, 1990. Book and dust jacket are fine with slight shelf wear to top of spine. Seller Inventory # 1044
Book Description Century, United Kingdom, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Crisp, Steve (illustrator). In very good condition. Seller Inventory # 043696
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Book Description Century - Legend, London, 1990. Hard Cover. Condition: F. Dust Jacket Condition: F. Steve Crisp (illustrator). First UK. F/F. 8vo. original blue boards in dustwrapper; pp. 110, with illustrations. A fine copy. Seller Inventory # 019553