The Resource Transhuman, Ben Bova

Transhuman, Ben Bova

Label
Transhuman
Title
Transhuman
Statement of responsibility
Ben Bova
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Luke Abramson, a brilliant cellular biologist who is battling lung cancer, has one joy in life, his ten-year-old granddaughter, Angela. When he learns that Angela has an inoperable brain tumor and is given less than six months to live, Abramson 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 that Angela will die before he can get approval of the treatment, Abramson abducts Angela from the hospital with plans to take her to a private research laboratory in Oregon. Luke realizes he's too old and decrepit to flee across the country with his sick granddaughter, chased by the FBI. So he injects himself with a genetic factor that will stimulate 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 thirty or forty years ago. Yet his lung cancer is not abating; if anything the tumors are growing faster. And Angela is dying"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bova, Ben
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.O84
LC item number
T73 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biologists
  • Grandparent and child
  • Cancer
  • Genetic engineering
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Oregon
Label
Transhuman, Ben Bova
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn844728092
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780765369321
Lccn
2013026346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)844728092
Label
Transhuman, Ben Bova
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn844728092
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780765369321
Lccn
2013026346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)844728092

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