All the Lives He Led by Frederik Pohl
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Two thousand years after Pompeii’s destruction, a thriller of upheaval—volcanic and political—as only SF Grandmaster Frederik Pohl can write it! With a keen eye for the humanity in any situation, science fiction icon Frederik Pohl has crafted a compelling new novel of a not-too-distant future we can only hope is merely science fiction.

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. it gave so little warning that Pompeiians were caught unawares, and many bodies were preserved in volcanic ash. Two thousand years later, in 2079, Pompeii is a popular theme park eagerly anticipating Il Giubeleo, the Jubilee celebration of the great anniversary. But Vesuvius is still capable of erupting, and even more threatening are terrorists who want to use the occasion to draw attention to their cause by creating a huge disaster. As the fateful day draws near, people from all over the world—workers, tourists, terrorists—caught in the shadow of the volcano will grapple with upheaval both natural and political.

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About Frederik Pohl

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Bestselling, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning SF author, Frederik Pohl has written over twenty successful novels, has been the award-winning editor of SF magazines and anthologies, has been lauded as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, has collaborated on classic SF novels such as The Space Merchants as well as having written such fine solo novels as Gateway, Beyond the Blue Event Horizon and Man Plus, and has been active in a myriad of other ways in the field for many decades. He lives in Palatine, Illinois.
 
Published April 12, 2011 by Tor Books. 350 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As the world prepares to commemorate Pompeii's sad passing, indentured American laborer Brad Sheridan finds himself slaving in a wine shop, wearing authentic costume and eating authentic Roman food, serving chemically concocted wine to the throngs of tourists enjoying the ambience of a virtually ...

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These same services eventually turn up the heat and Brad flees, and for roughly 30, All the Lives He Led becomes a genuinely fun and exciting read.

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