Misspent Youth by Peter F. HamiltonIt is forty years in the future and, following decades of research and trillions of euros spent on genetics, Europe is finally in a position to rejuvenate a human being.
The first subject chosen for treatment is Jeff Baker, the father of the datasphere (which replaced the Internet) and philanthropist extraordinaire. After 18 months in a German medical facility, the 78-year-old patient returns home looking like a healthy 20-year-old.
Misspent Youth follows the effect his reappearance has on his friends and family -- his young ex-model wife Sue, his teenage son Tim, and his long term pals, themselves all pensioners, who are starting to resent what Jeff has become.
Wagner Support SF Reviews. SF Reviews. All rights reserved. Hamilton describes the US edition as "noticeably different from the original. But a quick gander at the Amazon UK listing for this book reveals that it hasn't gotten a lot of love, to put it gently, from Hamilton's UK fanbase. Sorry to say that, having read it now myself, I can see why, and I shudder to think how much worse the UK version might be. Sure, sure, Hamilton has never exactly shied away from melodramatic moments even in his most thrilling stories.
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Misspent Youth is a science fiction novel by English author Peter F. Hamilton. Contents. 1 Setting; 2 Plot; 3 References to other works; 4 Publication.
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Thank you! Terse—for Hamilton The Dreaming Void , , etc. Half a century hence, GM crops—and weeds—cover the English countryside; the omnipresent datasphere, which physicist Jeff Baker's invention of a memory crystal made possible, and, incidentally, sounded the death knell for intellectual property rights, has replaced the Internet. Jeff literally gave his billion-dollar idea away free but still managed to make vast amounts of money. He's now a creaky 78, with a marriage of convenience to much younger ex-model Sue and a son, Tim, by artificial insemination.
It is forty years into the future and, following decades of research and trillions of euros spent on genetics, Europe is finally in a position to rejuvenate a human being. The first subject is Jeff Baker , the father of the datasphere which replaced the Internet and philanthropist extraordinaire. After eighteen months in a German medical facility, the seventy-eight-year-old patient returns home looking like a healthy twenty-year-old. Misspent Youth follows the effect his reappearance has on his family and friends - his young ex-model wife Sue, his teenage son Tim, and his long-term pals, themselves all pensioners, who are starting to resent what Jeff has become. The treatment involves a reversal in Jeff's physical age to his early twenties, and in doing so creates havoc for his family. Jeff Baker is the inventor of the storage crystal, the ultimate method of storing information.
Misspent Youth is a science fiction novel by English author Peter F. Set around , it describes the story of Jeff Baker, an inventor who revolutionises the world by creating the ultimate method of information storage and, instead of selling it, offers it open source. Because of this act, he is chosen as the candidate for the first use of rejuvenation technology which leaves him with the body of a young man. Hamilton forms a picture of a famous man with a troubled family, living in a troubled Rutland , England — also Hamilton's home county. This is very much a character driven story and focuses on the effects that Jeff's rejuvenation has on his family. The novel has received mixed reviews, with Hamilton himself best describing why: "I could see why it didn't appeal to a lot of people. It was an unpleasant story about unpleasant people.