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 The Scientific Basis for Cryonics





 The Ethical Basis for Cryonics
 The Religious Basis for Cryonics
 The Legal Basis for Cryonics
 The Economics of Cryonics
 Increasing Your Chances
 The Neuropreservation Option
 Cryonics: Essays and Monographs






 Cryopreservation Case Reports
 History of Cryonics
 Procedure and Training Manuals
 Research Reports
 Alcor-Supported Nanomedicine Research
 Online Books
  • Engines of Creation by K. Eric Drexler. The book that introduced the word “nanotechnology” to the world. As riveting today as when it was published in 1986. Contains a chapter on cryonics. Highly recommended. A second edition (2007) is also available as a free PDF.
  • Nanomedicine Volume I: Basic Capabilities by Robert A. Freitas. A detailed technical examination of nanotechnology applied to medicine.
  • Nanomedicine Volume IIA: Biocompatibility by Robert A. Freitas. A detailed look at potential responses of the human body to the introduction of artificial medical nanodevices.
  • The Prospect of Immortality by Robert Ettinger. The book that started the cryonics movement in 1964.
  • The Scientific Conquest of Death - Essays on Infinite Lifespans, edited by the Immortality Institute.
  • Forever for All by R. Michael Perry. Discusses cryonics in the context of far-reaching speculation on means for retention and recovery of personal identity.
  • The First Immortal by James Halperin (MS Word document). A fictional story of a family surviving and reuniting after a century of cryopreservation.
  • Formerly Brandewyne by Jude Liebermann (there is a link to obtain a PDF file). A fictional story of a middle-aged executive waking as a young woman in 2078 after a "fatal" car accident in 1999.
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