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Kiernan, Stephen P

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1960-    ) US journalist, editor and author whose first book, Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System (2006), eloquently presents the case adumbrated in its subtitle, demanding that doctors and legislators arouse themselves to face some genuinely difficult issues. His interest in the end (and ends) of life is reflected in his sf novel, The Curiosity (2013), a Sleeper Awakes whose central drama – the awakening from Suspended Animation in ice of a man who was frozen a century earlier, and his coming to terms with the twenty-first century – is told within the context of an amply circumstantial description of the Lazarus Project that reanimates him. [JC]

Stephen Patrick Kiernan

born Newtonville, New York: 14 March 14 1960

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