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dc.contributor.authorGrech, Victor E.-
dc.contributor.authorVassallo, Clare-
dc.contributor.authorCallus, Ivan-
dc.identifier.citationGrech, V., Vassallo, C., & Callus, I. (2012). Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal : pharmacological immortality in science fiction. Journal of the Malta College of Pharmacy Practice, 18, 24-26.en_GB
dc.description.abstractImmortality is a common feature in science-fiction (SF). This paper lists the ways in which the pharmacological induction of immortality has been depicted in SF, and the resultant outcomes. Immortality or extreme longevity are often melded with infertility in order to eliminate the overpopulation issues that would inevitably arise. This is only one way in which theoretical utopias which afford life extension become dystopias, cautionary tales that admonish against hubris. In this fashion, SF attempts to divine the paths that scientific discoveries or future events reveal to us, and the possible consequences that our decisions may have, whether taken advisedly and with due deliberation, or carelessly with no attempt to discern the consequences of our actions.en_GB
dc.publisherMalta College of Pharmacy Practiceen_GB
dc.subjectPharmacy in literatureen_GB
dc.subjectImmortality in literatureen_GB
dc.subjectScience fictionen_GB
dc.titleChange alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal : pharmacological immortality in science fictionen_GB
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