First edition. Signed by the author. Author's first book. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket. In 1817 Mary Shelley created Dr. Frankenstein. Now, author Shelly Reuben creates Julian Solo. Solo is a scientist whose sole purpose is to somehow conquer death .... which he does! Having experienced this impossible transition, he seeks to do it over and over again. He investigates life's hidden depths .... Why can't death be used to prolong life? Why can't death be used to serve, not obliterate? Why can't man reach into the abyss from which there is no return? Why can't he defy, defeat, overcome death? Edgar Nominee for best first novel in 1989.
Inventory Number: 11299