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Passage Connie Willis

Passage By Connie Willis

Passage by Connie Willis


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Summary

Sf thriller exploring our greatest journey and our greatest mystery - death itself - from the winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards.

Passage Summary

Passage by Connie Willis

Sf thriller exploring our greatest journey and our greatest mystery - death itself - from the winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards.

Psychologist Dr Joanna Lander has spent two years at Mercy General Hospital studying patients who have been declared clinically dead but then revived. Many have had near-death experiences, NDEs, which are remarkably similar the world over.

Then brilliant young neurologist Richard Wright discovers a way to induce an NDE using psychoactive drugs. He's convinced that NDEs are a survival mechanism, and that through them more patients might be brought back from the edge of death. Patients like Joanna's young friend Masie, who is almost certain to die before she gets the heart transplant she desperately needs. So when Joanna realizes that Richard's project is under threat due to a shortage of suitable subjects, she volunteers to take the dangerous journey to the limits of knowledge herself.

Immediately fascinated by her simulated near-death experiences, Joanna becomes increasingly desperate to discover the meaning behind the strangely familiar images and feelings she encounters. As she begins to unravel the mystery, her sense of dread grows. Because a part of her already knows why the experience is so familiar, and why she has every reason to be afraid.

Passage Reviews

`A compelling story on an irresistable theme ... a profound and haunting parable' LOCUS

`Passage masterfully blends tragedy, humour and fear in an unforgettable mediation on humanity and death' Amazon

`Deep matters are discussed whilst a gripping story unwinds...a remarkably good and unsettling book...the ending alone should have you thinking for years to come.' SFX

`Once again, Willis has developed an idea that bears all the authority of a genuine insight: disturbingly plausible, compelling, intensely moving, and ultimately uplifting' Kirkus

About Connie Willis

Connie Willis is an established author of many science fiction books, including THE DOOMSDAY BOOK, and winner of both the Nebula Award and the Hugo Award for best sf novel.

Additional information

GOR001511859
9780007118267
0007118260
Passage by Connie Willis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2002-05-20
608
Short-listed for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2002 Short-listed for Arthur C Clarke Award 2002
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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