The Prospect Of Immortality is the book that began the cryonics movement.
First published in 1964, the book went on to become a best-selling
selection of the Book-Of-The-Month club as well as go on to numerous
The author, mathematics and physics professor Robert C. W. Ettinger,
went on become the founder and first President of the Cryonics
Institute, one of the leading cryonics suspension service providers in
the world today.
The Prospect Of Immortality is arguably the single most important
text in the history of cryonics. It is the starting point for anyone
seriously interested in learning more about the subject.