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The Unicorporated Man (book)

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Dani Kollin has written a science fiction book about suspended animation and the 24th century

From Publishers Weekly Fans of SF as a vehicle for ideas will devour this intriguing debut. Brilliant 21st-century tycoon Justin Cord is brought from cryogenic storage into a 24th-century society where people own stock in one another, safeguarding each … see full wiki

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An Instant Classic! One of the Best SciFi Reads Out There!

  • Dec 7, 2010
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If Isaac Asimov and Ayn Rand were still alive today and teamed up, this would be the magnificient work they would pen together. In a world three hundred years into the future, all individuals are incorporated, meaning that at birth shares of stock are created for the individual. Throughout that person's life, others will own a piece of that person and will take a personal interest in that person's well-being. This will ensure that the owner of those shares has a maximum rate of return. In this world, poverty is non-existant and if an indivdual works hard enough and is frugal, they are able to by enough of their personal stock to reach a majority ownership. Once majority is attained, the individual has freedom to choose the life they want.

Justin Cord does not believe in this system. He is a man born in the 20th century, awakened from cryogenetic sleep in this future "Utopian" society. Justin battles the idea of becomming "incorporated" choosing instead to remain a "free" man. There are those in the future that consider Justin the most dangerous man on the planet, especially Hecktor Sambianco, one of the top members of GCI, the top global corporation.

Justin has friends to help him from his personal physician Neela, the man who discovers Justin, Omad, and Justin's personal avatar, Sebastian. Justin must battle Hecktor to prevent becomming incorporated and keep the ideals he believes in. In this magnificiently penned novel, there are a lot of things that ring true with today's current events, from the financial crisis to how much wealth does an individual have the right to keep, people being forever indebted to credit card companies and the idea that smaller government is better. This is one of the best SciFi reads I have come upon in a long time and should not be missed!

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December 29, 2010
Sounds intriguing, Michael, and onto my TBR list it goes.
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