The Immortalization Commission: The Strange Quest to Cheat Death

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The most prescient of British public intellectuals ( Financial Times)

Gray has consistently anticipated the shape of things to come ... he teaches us that true humanism is to be found in uncertainty and doubt (Will Self)

The closest thing we have to a window-smashing French intellectual (Andrew Marr)

A visionary ... one of the most reliably provocative and heterodox voices in British intellectual life today ( New Statesman)

Gray is a philosophical maverick, a pricker of bubbles, a deflater of balloons, a true iconoclast for whom our chief competing accounts of existence - the religious and the humanist - are both fatally flawed ( Globe and Mail)

Deeply thoughtful, brilliantly narrated (Raymond Tallis Literary Review)

A romp of a read ... John Gray is a connoisseur of human idiocy (John Banville Guardian)

Our sharpest critic of utopian fantasies skewers the crazed but enduring dream of cheating age, time and death (Boyd Tonkin Independent)

John Gray, the counter-prophet who scorns all claims that humans can transcend the human condition ... You don't have to agree with Gray to enjoy the fireworks (Marek Kohn Independent)

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Gray is an engaging writer, an entertaining historian and a controversialist whose opinions can never be taken for granted ( New Statesman)

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John Gray's The Immortalization Commission: The Strange Quest to Cheat Death raises vital questions about the 'truths' science can offer, the technology we are still exploiting for immortality - and exactly what it means to be human.

At the heart of all human experience lies our obsession with death. For many years, we turned to religion for our answers, but at the turn of the twentieth centuries ideas from evolution and politics seemed to suggest that our lives - and afterlives - were in our own hands.

These ideas would have both trivial and terrible effects, from the nightmares of H. G. Wells's science fiction and the wild, sweeping craze of séances to the murder of millions in the Stalinist terror.

'Our sharpest critic of utopian fantasies skewers the crazed but enduring dream of cheating age, time and death'
  Boyd Tonkin, Independent

'Elegant ... He is on to something important regarding the delusion that science consists of indefinite progress'
  Sunday Telegraph

'One of the most important and insightful polemicists currently writing in English... humanism's most vocal critic'
  Financial Times

'Gray is an engaging writer, an entertaining historian and a controversialist whose opinions can never be taken for granted'
  New Statesman

John Gray has been Professor of Politics at Oxford University, Visiting Professor at Harvard and Yale and Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. His books include False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism, Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia and Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals. His selected writings, Gray's Anatomy, was published in 2009.

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