Dr. Evelyn Grossherin has discovered how to cheat death, but

death is trying to cheat back. Will her lifetime of work be destroyed

by her unwitting participation in a grisly crime? What about Spencer

Knoll, the slacker who has fashioned his repulsiveness into an oddly

seductive charm? Is he an innocent dupe or a Machiavellian

charlatan? The answers lie in the increasingly disturbed thoughts of

a brain floating in a vat of amniotic fluid­­—thoughts only Evelyn

and her bank of supercomputers can read. The brain, however, has

its own agenda, one that involves melding science and fiction until

the two are almost, but not quite, indistinguishable. All Evelyn can

be sure of is that the truth isn’t what it used to be.

     This off-beat love story is peppered with hilarious one-liners

from a character you hate to love, and its ending that will knock

your socks off, then wash and fold them.

Previously Anticipated Advance Praise:

“With each and every new novel, Chan raises the stakes—and the

pulse rate. Now, in what may be his most suspenseful and heartfelt

novel ever, he shows himself to be the visionary we need and the

satirist we deserve.”

- Spencer Knoll, Cambridge, Mass.

“Chan is one of the wittiest, most elegant writers of English prose of the

21st century. Science Fiction is a thrilling masterpiece—from its opening

pages to its stunning conclusion, it is a work that transcends its moment,

yielding poignant insights into the nature of love, life and death.”

- prefers to remain anonymous.

“Hot damn, I wish I could write like that.”

- John Grisham, Birmingham, Alabama.

“An eerie, terrifying, unputdownable, thought-provoking, gut-wrenching

work. Mind-shattering and heart-stopping--read with a defibrillator


- Stephen King, Brooklyn, New York.

“Isn’t all science fiction?”

- George Bush, the White House, Washington D.C..

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