Dr Alan Thomas is a technical and fiction writer based in the UK. He is a graduate of the University of Liverpool and of the Open University of Great Britain where he studied the social and behavioral sciences. He lives with his wife in Cheshire.
When did you first start writing?
It began at junior school. I wrote a ghoulish story about 'Fred The Filleter', a vicious murderer who disposed of his victims by removing their bones and leaving them as blobs of jelly! At the climax of the story, Fred came to a gruesome end impaled on a church spire. My mother always did say I had a vivid imagination.
What's the story behind your latest book?
A few years ago I saw a TV programme about experiments with Life Extension techniques. Later I got the title 'The Man Who Refused to Die' and the two eventually came together as an idea for a book. But I had no clue at the start who would be in it or how it would turn out.
Nobody wants to grow old but what would you give for the chance of eternal youth?
In this gripping novel an ambitious scientist sets out to prove that ageing is a 'disease' that can be cured - a quest that has devastating consequences.
Based on contemporary scientific developments, The Man Who Refused to Die confirms that today's medical fiction may soon be tomorrow's medical fact.