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A Fond Farewell to Dying

Written By:Syd Logsdon - 1981

  • A Fond Farewell to Dying  - Syd Logsdon cover


What price life? Surrender your body! Give up your soul!

Man has unleashed the ultimate weapon

Millions have died in the holocaust. The Polar ice caps have melted. Salt water covers the crater where the Vatican once stood. And now, dazed survivors gather on mountaintop islands and cry to the heavens of the end.

Out of this nightmare chaos, biologist David Singer flees to India, to the last civilization left on Earth, and to the arms of the exotic almond-eyed beauty, Shashi. And there he pursues his one burning obsession: to transfer his mind into a cloned replica of himself... to leave his own body in order to find immortality.

But Shashi's ancient Hindu wisdom has warned her. She knows that David's secret experiments are doomed, that his spirit will be set loose to wander forever in a hopeless search for his body. Unless she can stop him, she will lose the man she loves to an oblivion far more terrifying that death itself...


"What Happened When I Died?"

She looked at him long and sadly. "You are a phantom out of my past. You are a walking dead man. You are an abomination—and yet, I hunger at the sight of your face."

"I still love you."

"Shut up!"

"I do."

Tears were flowing freely down her face, but she remained unchanged.

"Shashi, what did you come here for?"

"To ask you, in memory of the man who once wore that sweet body, in the name of the man you think yourself to be, to leave me and mine utterly alone. Never to seek me out. Never to contact my son. Not to haunt me like the ghost that you are."

"My God, Shashi. Do you know what you're asking? He's my son, too."