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Program Details 2018*


Senescence is an Option: The Quest for Immortality


Since the earliest beginnings of civilization, the rich and powerful have sought the Holy Grail—the secret to immortality. The quest continues today on both the fringes and in the mainstream (think PayPal founder Peter Theil). Join author Barbara Barnett on a journey through the sometimes-bloody history of this immortal quest.

Presenter’s Name

Barbara Barnett

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Presenter’s Bio

Barbara Barnett is author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel The Apothecary’s Curse (Pyr Books). Her new novel, The Alchemy of Glass (Pyr), is due out late summer 2019.

Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D., is a critically-acclaimed and quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show.

As an entertainment journalist, she has published in-depth interviews with Hollywood writers, stars and producers.

*Note: This program was offered last year and may or may not be offered again this year.


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