The Epsilon Eridani Alternative

The Epsilon Eridani Alternative A Kill or Be Killed Scenario If you had to kill an infant of an alien species to save your own life could you do it What if the future of the entire human race depends on your decision When space colo

  • Title: The Epsilon Eridani Alternative
  • Author: Beth Groundwater
  • ISBN: 9781935460138
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Kill or Be Killed Scenario If you had to kill an infant of an alien species to save your own life could you do it What if the future of the entire human race depends on your decision When space colonists from Earth crash land on a planet orbiting the star Epsilon Eridani, they must wrestle with an ethical dilemma They ve emerged from their stasis pods 33 years oA Kill or Be Killed Scenario If you had to kill an infant of an alien species to save your own life could you do it What if the future of the entire human race depends on your decision When space colonists from Earth crash land on a planet orbiting the star Epsilon Eridani, they must wrestle with an ethical dilemma They ve emerged from their stasis pods 33 years older than when they started They could harvest stem cells from alien infants to counteract the effects of human aging but the process will kill the infants As factions develop among the astronauts, the scientists race ahead with experiments to restore their youthful vigor and must face the unexpected consequences of their choices Entertaining and thought provoking Groundwater uses engaging characters to adeptly contrast the intellectual, biological, and emotional urges we have to protect our species Laura E Reeve, author the Major Ariane Kedros Novels.

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    1. The Epsilon Eridani Alternative by Beth Groundwater explores issues we face today such as the abuse of the resources Earth provides in this intriguing tale about a group of people sent to settle on a new planet with the hopes it will provide salvation for the people of Earth. When the couples find the cryogenics used to slow their aging didn’t work, the hope of populating the new planet with human beings is dashed. The colonists also realize communicating back to Earth the results of their fin [...]

    2. This is a fun little sci-fi, futuristic story dealing with aging and ethics. The Epsilon Eridani Alternative is one of my favorite books of 2010 so far :-) With short chapters and not many pages in total length, this a quick, thought-provoking read. Here's one passage from the book (No Spoilers :-):"All we can do is try." He placed a hand on her shoulder. "Reminds me of cancer in the old days. The doctors would almost have to kill people to get rid of it, but they found a cure.""Decades later," [...]

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