The Immortals

ImmortalsMy personal favorite.

It’s 2010, and an attempted cure for AIDS has mutated into a deadlier disease, V-CIDS. The U.S., under martial law, has set up “quarantine centers” in the Southwest. Searching for his gay son, Jon, media mogul Michael Barris smuggles himself into one of centers only to discover that it and the other centers are actually extermination camps. With a strange assortment of allies, including the leader of the camp’s gay barracks, an army officer and a local cowboy, Barris precipitates an inmates’ rebellion that promises the unraveling of the death-camp system and the overthrow of the government that established it. Here, Hickman is working with a classic SF theme that’s been popular since the days when the Great Menace could be the Yellow Peril or invaders from Mars. It shares some its predecessors’ common faults-sentimentality, a dubious scenario, questionable technology-but boasts some considerable virtues, including superior characterization, a carefully built setting and excellent pacing. This novel represents a radical departure for the author, who’s known for more easily popular SF and fantasy (the Deathgate Cycle, etc.). He’s to be commended for his daring and vision. — Publisher’s Weekly

6 thoughts on “The Immortals

  1. Garry Bailey says:

    As an avid reader of almost 56 years, I must commend you on your work with the Immortals. I have NEVER read a book that stirred my emotions to the depths that this did. I will remember this book forever.

  2. this audiobook was amazing,i dont cry easily but at the end of this i cried ,even though i was walking down the street a the time. beautiful ,sad and horrifying all at the same time.Thank you for the free audio book im going to try out more of your work now.

  3. I have never been so moved by a book… ever! When it was over I just sat and cried for a solid 30 minutes.

  4. This is one the first books that got me into audiobooks: excellent production and superb history. Thanks for all the effort you put into it.

  5. This book is awesome, in every sense of the word!

  6. I’ve listened to this story three times…excellent composition and character development. Thank you for making it available through podiobooks

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