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"Mind-bending ... A novel full of life-affirming ideas." – Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

"The cutting edge of science tipping into something new and marvelous ... a startling, fascinating novel." – KIM STANLEY ROBINSON, New York Times bestselling author

"Real science and limitless imagination combine in a thrilling story you won't soon forget." – ROBIN COOK, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Coma (and 37 other international bestsellers)

"Brilliant ... A riveting and moving story." – RHONDA BYRNE, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Secret.

Caro Soames-Watkins, a talented neurosurgeon whose career has been upended by controversy, is jobless, broke, and the sole supporter of her sister, a single mother with a severely disabled child.

When she receives a strange job offer from Nobel Prize-winning scientist Sam Watkins, a great uncle she barely knows, desperation forces her to take it in spite of serious suspicions.

Watkins has built a mysterious medical facility in the Caribbean to conduct research into the nature of consciousness, reality, and life after death. Helped in his mission by his old friend, eminent physicist George Weigert, and young tech entrepreneur Julian Dey, Sam has gone far beyond curing the body to develop a technology that could solve the riddle of mortality.

Two obstacles stand in their way: someone on the inside is leaking intel and Watkins' failing body must last long enough for the technology to be ready.

As danger mounts, Caro finds more than she bargained for, including murder, love, and a deeper understanding into the nature of reality.

A mind-expanding journey to the very edges of science, Observer will thrill you, inspire you, and lead you to think about life and the power of the imagination in startling new ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945839658
Publisher: The Story Plant
Publication date: 01/10/2023
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 19,638
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Robert Lanza, MD is the bestselling author of the Biocentrism trilogy (Biocentrism, Beyond Biocentrism, and The Grand Biocentric Design). Time magazine recognized him as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and Prospect magazine named him one of the Top 50 “World Thinkers.” In addition to his groundbreaking work in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine, Dr. Lanza has worked with some of the greatest minds of our time, including Jonas Salk and Nobel laureates Gerald Edelman (known for his work on the biological basis of consciousness) and Rodney Porter. He also worked closely (and co-authored papers in Science on self-awareness and symbolic communication) with noted Harvard psychologist B.F. Skinner. Lanza was part of the team that cloned the world's first human embryo, the first endangered species, and published the first-ever reports of pluripotent stem cell use in humans.

Nancy Kress is the author of thirty-five books, including twenty-seven novels, four collections of short stories, and three books on writing. Her work has won six Nebula Awards, two Hugo Awards, a Sturgeon, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Her most recent works are a stand-alone novella about genetic engineering, Sea Change (Tachyon, 2020) and a science fiction novel of power and money, The Eleventh Gate (Baen, 2020). Her fiction has been translated into nearly two dozen languages including Klingon, none of which she can read. She has taught writing in Leipzig, Beijing, and throughout the U.S. Nancy lives in Seattle with her husband, writer Jack Skillingstead.

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