The Forever Kitten

Peter F. Hamilton

07 October 2011
7 pages


Taken from Peter F. Hamilton's short story collection Manhattan in Reverse, The Forever Kitten is a thrilling short story about the sacrifices people will make to achieve eternal youth.

The Forever Kitten explores uses and abuses of genetic manipulation and questions parental responsibility in using such a technology. When a disgraced doctor – who was incarcerated for illegal rejuvenation techniques – is freed by his venture capitalist sponsor, he presumes that, like so many others, this is a rich man who wants to live forever. But what he discovers is so much more disturbing . . .