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Reset is either a fast-paced mixture of satire and hard-core science fiction that explores the boundary of human weaknesses and aspirations or one very elaborate joke. We can't decide.
Despite, or maybe because of the fact that he was short and had very few redeeming features, he'd lived an intense and sybaritic life. Married three times and divorced twice, his last wife, twenty years his junior, had run off with his mistress's son when he was sixty-four.
He'd worked hard and played even harder. By the time he was seventy-five he was pornographically wealthy, had travelled to everywhere on Earth he'd had any desire to visit, had experienced as many risky and thrilling experiences as he could reasonably endure and had variously drunk, eaten or inhaled more legal, semi-legal or wildly illegal substances than even his robust constitution could tolerate. He'd been there, seen it and done it and stubbornly refused to buy any t-shirts, postcards or anything that would ever require dusting. He was also terminally bored.
They were building a spaceship. A huge interstellar spaceship. They needed two things; young, healthy volunteers and a lot of money. He bought himself a guaranteed place, but as the ship wouldn't be ready to leave for another thirty years and Louie had serious doubts about living that long, he developed an elaborate plan. On his eightieth birthday he signed a fiendishly complicated agreement, completed the downloading of his entire personality into an interactive long term storage system, had one of those parties that people talked about for years afterwards, and while the Bacchanalian festivities were at their peak, had himself ceremonially placed into cryonic suspension.
There's a small problem with cryonics. If a body has been frozen for more than a hundred years, when the subject is revived, they have no memories at all. Nothing. Three hundred and sixty years later, when medical science had advanced sufficiently so that every single stipulation of the original contract (except one) had been fulfilled, the long and painful process of unfreezing the considerably altered body of the entity previously known as Louis Clinton Drago began.
Took this on holiday and really enjoyed it. Steers a careful path between the absurd and thoughtful extrapolation and stirs in some good nuggets of science and philosophy. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Darlo
It was a good read. The story itself was good. I personally don't like swearing and this book had a lot of swearing in it. I found it unnecessary. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jack Reese
I thought twice about reading this one as humorous (going by the reviews) sci-fi is not something I would generally go for, however I really enjoyed this. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Short satirical science fiction packed with ideas and entertainment.
I won’t bother outlining the plot, because this is a book where the plot and characters are... Read more
Very enjoyable. It's not hitchhikers guide but as close as ever I've read. Looking forward to the next installmentPublished 3 months ago by susan farmer
Interesting Sci-fi, a fun premise and some unexpected twists kept me interestedPublished 3 months ago by R. Shipman