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Transhuman

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
A scientific thriller by six-time Hugo Award winner Ben Bova

Luke Abramson, a brilliant cellular biologist who is battling lung cancer, has one joy in life: his 10-year-old granddaughter, Angela. When Angela is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and given less than six months to live, Luke wants to try a new enzyme, Mortality Factor 4 (MORF4), that he believes will kill Angela's tumor.

However, the hospital bureaucracy won't let him do it because MORF4 has not yet been approved by the FDA. Knowing Angela will die before he can get the treatment approved, Luke abducts her from the hospital with plans to take her to a private research laboratory in Oregon.

But Luke is too old and worn down to flee across the country with his sick granddaughter, especially with the FBI on their trail. So he injects himself with a genetic factor that stimulates his body's production of telomerase, an enzyme that has successfully reversed aging in animal tests.

As the chase weaves across the country from one research facility to another, Luke begins to grow physically younger, stronger. He looks and feels the way he did 30 or 40 years ago. Yet his lung cancer is not abating; if anything the tumors are growing faster.

And Angela is dying.

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Hardback Editions

April 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Transhuman: A Novel
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-7653-3293-0 / 978-0-7653-3293-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Transhuman: A Novel
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-7653-6932-X / 978-0-7653-6932-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Audio Editions

April 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Transhuman
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-4829-7026-0 / 978-1-4829-7026-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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April 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Transhuman (LIBRARY EDITION)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-4829-7028-7 / 978-1-4829-7028-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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April 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Transhuman
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-4829-7027-9 / 978-1-4829-7027-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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April 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Transhuman
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Transhuman
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Transhuman
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Transhuman
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Endeavour Venture
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Transhuman: A Novel
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA