Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

3.56 (130 ratings by Goodreads)
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The year: sometime in the 2090s. The location: Jordan. Aging is reversible thanks to major advances in bioscience and nanotechnology. But in a world where eternal youth has become a reality, complications arise. Journalist Janna Abdallah is at the forefront of these changes: her brother Jamal contributed to many of the medical advances that have brought such profound changes to humanity over the past few decades, yet he has chosen to forego age suppression in order to experience a natural death. Because reproduction is strictly regulated, the opportunity to create new life throws the Abdallah family into turmoil. Fadi Zaghmout's best-selling debut novel The Bride of Amman was groundbreaking for its intimate, sympathetic treatment of women's issues, homosexuality, and marriage in the Middle East. Heaven on Earth is no less revolutionary, at once a searingly personal account of one family's struggle to embrace the future that is now, and also a look at the way Jordanian society has had to reimagine itself at the end of the twenty-first century.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 11mm | 218g
  • English
  • 9887794821
  • 9789887794820
  • 2,769,359

Review quote

Fadi Zaghmout's Heaven on Earth presents a fascinating vision of a future world devoid of the aging process, merging many themes, including technological, social, and legal that researchers, investors, regulators, and legislators, in today's day and age, must grapple with in lieu of the unavoidable paradigm shift that will be arriving - a must read for anyone involved directly or tangentially in the age-reversal scientific community. -- Ira S. Pastor, CEO BioQuark Inc., Rejuvenation Biotechnology Company

In this valuable novel, Fadi Zaghmout puts a personal face to the world we are all longing for (some of us more secretly than others). It is an interesting and realistic read, showing humanity as it has always been but with a new dawn of life where the infirmity of old age is a choice.

-- Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer, SENS Research Foundation
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130 ratings
3.56 out of 5 stars
5 31% (40)
4 25% (32)
3 24% (31)
2 12% (15)
1 9% (12)
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