ATHANASIA

Humanity across the Multiverse

by John Likides


Formats

Softcover
$39.95
Hardcover
$63.95
E-Book
$5.95
Softcover
$39.95

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/9/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 640
ISBN : 9781664171039
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 640
ISBN : 9781664171046
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 640
ISBN : 9781664171053

About the Book

Comprising a novel, 59 essays, and a screenplay, Athanasia: Humanity across the Multiverse is a blueprint for our species’ maturation. The novel features a Mars-astronaut couple (a Scandinavi-an-American surfer and a Tibetan-American woman) and a visionary Tibetan-American physicist (the surfer’s mentor and the woman’s uncle) who summon the galaxy’s apex civilization, which clones worthy deceased humans and tests them on an alien Earth-like planet where dinosaur-like creatures with primitive tech tempt cloned humans with genocide. The essays range from peren-nial questions (consciousness, knowledge, the mind-body problem, etc) to more recent ones (quantum mechanics, alternate universes, Black Lives Matter, American exceptionalism, global warming, the Mars frontier, etc).


About the Author

John Likides (MFA in English-Philosophy-Writing, City College of CUNY) is the author of God Is a Heartless Recluse: A Novel-Essay-Screenplay Synergy (2017), Foundations of Meaning (2013), Eros Triumphant (2010), Infinite Sustain (2007), and Out of the Labyrinth (2003). His work appeared in Confrontation, The Portable Lower East Side, and other journals. He works in threes: Writes hybrid books on the values necessary for humanity to mature into a spacefaring civ-ilization, composes soundtracks for his books, and paints the covers of his books and CDs. An atheist, he lives daily a spirituality that facilitates humanity’s perpetual improvement and system-atic expansion across the galaxy.