I’m a science fiction fan, as I’m guessing most of our tech-inclined audience is, and every so often sci-fi hits close to home. Right now I’m reading through Holy Fire by Bruce Sterling a second time. The first time I read it nearly three years ago, it didn’t resonate as powerfully as it does now—good story, but I didn’t feel it connecting to reality anytime soon.

Now, however, I’m getting a different take. In a tiny nutshell, Holy Fire is about life in a post-apocalyptic world that’s been ravaged by plagues, run by the lucky, now-elderly survivors, some of whom have benefitted from life extension treatments doled out by the government.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Health Data Management content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access