Shadrach in the Furnace
by Robert Silverberg
Media: Mass market paperback
Cover art: Jael
ALL HAIL GENGHIS MAO,
RULER OF THE UNIVERSE—
MAY HE LIVE FOREVER!
Dictator of a world stricken by plague, Genghis Mao will let nothing stand in the way of his personal survival.
PROJECT TALOS struggles to develop a mechanical Mao, a deathless robot which would house a computer analog of the mighty Khan.
PROJECT PHOENIX seeks a cell-renewal technique to keep his body eternally healthy.
But only PROJECT AVATAR is close to completion. If it is successful, Genghis Mao's brain will be transferred into a younger, stronger body. A perfect body. The donor has already been chosen...
"Filed with intrigue, paradoxes, mystery, subplots, and best of all, a surprise ending." — LIBRARY JOURNAL