- Publisher: Shifty Squid, LLC
- Edition: 1
- Available in: Paperback, Kindle
- ISBN: 978-1-945768-01-9
- Published: July 30, 2016
Modern medicine has ended almost all involuntary death. If your brain and body are intact, you’ll be back to normal within days. Cancer is eradicated. 3-D printers provide instant replacements for damaged organs. People’s lives are continuing indefinitely.
But Richard Barker doesn’t see this as progress. He sees it as playing God, destroying a cycle of life and death that has served humanity for millennia. As Richard’s philosophy gains a larger following, and he pulls his family into the fold, he pushes forward with the plan he’s preaching—kill those who would have died if not for meddling doctors, and make sure they stay dead.
Set as an alternate vision of today, Killing the Immortals delivers a terrifying version of reality where science has achieved one of humanity’s most cherished dreams, and it’s turning into a nightmare.
Here’s what some reviewers are saying about the book:
“This debut novel has it all, relatable characters, plot twists, and the fact that everyone is immortal is deeply disturbing. Haws is easily one of my favorite new authors, you’ll certainly want to add this to your must read list just to discover what happens when no one dies.”
“At its heart, this story is about family – many of the characters seemed really relatable. But told through the fast-paced and suspenseful lens of a futuristic, dystopian world where a religious group has taken mob-like control of a town.”
“Killing The Immortals is a briskly paced intense examination of family, religion, and morality in a an almost Black Mirror-ish alternate reality where medical advancements have made dying a rarity.”
“This is the kind of book that grabs you from the first page and never lets go.”