This short story collection is from the bestselling author well known for his novels based on Star Wars and The X-Files. The title story is a gritty tale of the ultimate use of nanotechnology-immortality. 'Human, Martian-One, Two, Three' is a novella-length story about the terraforming of Mars. In addition to Anderson's original fiction, this collection features his shared writing, including the first new Dune fiction, the story 'A Whisper of Caladan Seas,' cowritten with Brian Herbert. Also included are the horrific tale 'Drumbeats,' written with drummer Neal Peart of the band Rush, and 'Prisoner of War,' a sequel to Harlan Ellison's classic Outer Limits teleplay, 'Soldier.'