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A World of Soma

A World of Soma

A Utopic, Biopsychological, and Happy Science Fiction Novel

by Dr. Z. Gilead

About The Book

For most people the pursuit of happiness does not come easily. Almost by definition, being human means to be imperfect, scratched, and scarred. Thus, multitudes of men, women, and children are prevented from that very pursuit because they suffer from various disorders, including depression or various mental and physical disorders. But then, four scientists, working on the edge of possibility and hope, invent a drug that eliminates depression, and a new era of peace and bliss for all emerges. Blending science fiction with hard science, this contemporary fairy tale for a technological world explores the very morality of such a discovery. The work of the fictional scientists is based on real-world research, and they explore the psycho-neurological causes of depression and how new drugs are developed.

Can four scientists actually create a sustainable utopia in a lab? Can bliss in a pill truly come without consequences? Is peace for all mankind even a possibility? Sometimes, the price of true happiness—even when it comes in a little pill—may be higher than expected.

Publication date July 19,2023
Language English
ISBN (Paperback)
979-8-88963-964-0 (E-BOOK)
Genre Science Fiction, Fantasy
Pages 216
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 5.500" x 8.500" (216mm x 140mm)

About The Author

Dr. Z. Gilead is a retired scientist who has worked in immunology, virology, cancer research, biotechnology, and pharmacology. He received his undergraduate degrees from the University of Tel-Aviv, Israel, and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He is married and has two sons and three grandsons.


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