In the near future, medical science discovers the secret to achieving immortality and eternal youth.
But in order to preserve everyone's youthful vitality they must undergo an operation before passing into adulthood that locks their body in the form of a pre-adolescent eleven year old. Under the auspices of the United Nations Global Longevity Initiative led by brilliant neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Ross, the program promises a peaceful utopian society where emotionally and intellectually mature juveniles rule the world. But not everyone is happy with the new arrangement. A small and passionate group of rebels from the Garden of Eden church, led by the mercurial Calvin James, plots to overthrow the new regime and return the world to its natural order. Starting with a shocking revelation at the end of the first chapter, the idyllic setting is quickly overturned through a series of sinister schemes and escalating medical complications, where suddenly the world finds itself on the brink of imminent extinction.
Building to an exciting climax, Dr. Ross and his endocrinologist girlfriend must save the one remaining adult female queen, whose mature eggs represent the final link to the continuity of the human race.
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This science fiction is intriguing and scary at the same time. What lengths would you go to if you truly could attain never ending youth? This novel is brilliant and the science and theories will make you wonder what is already happening behind the closed doors of labs today. Along with the science there is a really great medical thriller here. The characters are well developed and the story is engaging and will keep you reading late into the night. I had to re read some of the medical terminology and explanations once or twice, but it did not detract from the story and the characters. This novel gives a look into what could be a frightnening, or maybe an amazing future.
About the Author
J. R. McLeay is a graduate of the University of Toronto. He is an avid biogerontology researcher, with specific focus on the cause of aging at the cellular level. Based on exciting recent breakthroughs in the field of molecular biology, J. R.'s debut novel The Cicada Prophecy paints a picture of how the world might look if everybody lived forever while eternally young. A bold and provocative premise predicated on emerging science, his vision of the future is sure to stoke both wonder and alarm at the prospect of children taking over the planet.