Zero K (novel)

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Zero K
Author Don DeLillo
Country United States
Publisher Scribner
Media type Print (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-1501135392

Zero K is a 2016 novel by American author Don DeLillo.

Plot summary[edit]

The novel concerns a billionaire, Ross Lockhart, who is inspired by the terminal illness of his wife Artis to seek immortality for both of them through cryopreservation. The novel is narrated by Ross' son, Jeffrey.


Zero K received positive reviews from critics.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Television Adaptation[edit]

In March 2017, filmmaker Charlie McDowell announced he was adapting Zero K as a limited series for FX with Noah Hawley and Scott Rudin producing.[10]


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  2. ^ Sacks, Sam (29 April 2016). "Fiction Chronicle: A Novelist Comes of Age". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Ferris, Joshua (2 May 2016). "Joshua Ferris Reviews Don DeLillo's 'Zero K'". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Kellogg, Carolyn (29 April 2016). "Don DeLillo's deep freeze: 'Zero K' takes on death, futurists and cryonics". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Lasdun, James (11 May 2016). "Zero K by Don DeLillo review – the problem of mortality". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Kakutani, Michiko (25 April 2016). "Review: In Don DeLillo's 'Zero K,' Daring to Outwit Death". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Daum, Meghan (1 May 2016). "Death and Don DeLillo". The Atlantic. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  8. ^ Rich, Nathaniel (9 June 2016). "When High Technology Meets Immortality". The New York Review of Books. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  9. ^ Keeble, Arin (10 May 2016). "Don DeLillo new book 'Zero K' review: Cryogenics, immortality and the fragility of life". Independent. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  10. ^ Swinson, Brock (30 March 2017). "The Discovery: A Big Premise Character Piece". Creative Screenwriting. Retrieved 30 March 2017.