book cover image The book of immortality

Adam Gollner's new book The book of immortality: the science, belief, and magic behind living forever is a well woven look at our fascination and quest for immortality from its origins with the alchemists to modern-day genetic interventions. The book is rich with stories of persons whose lives are shaped by a belief in immortality as well as an array of cults, myths and fringe figures. Immortality is the most universal of human obsessions and Gollner does not disappoint with his reporting and research as he paints his picture of the nature of belief.