This book is my intellectual repartee to Dmitry Itskov's stated goal to create a human avatar by the year 2045. In my estimation, it is a good thing that we as human beings are mortal. When a Spartan wished to praise another, he would wish upon him a glorious death in defense of his family and country. When a Spartan wished to insult another, he would echo the immortal words of King Leonidas to Ephialtes: "May you live forever."
This book asks two questions: How far would you go to save the one you love, and could you live with the consequences? Love can make us do crazy things. Things we would never believe ourselves capable of doing. Yet the impossible becomes merely improbable when there is no choice.
This story brings to the fore how our society should view attempts to extend human life indefinitely.