Reviews of Ageless

Here are some of the reviews Ageless has received in publications around the world. It was also ranked by Book Marks as one of their best-reviewed books of the week after the US launch!

Steele is a superb guide to the wilder fringes of real medicine … He understands that ageing is an experience to be lived meaningfully and fully, as well as a fascinating medical problem to be solved. His vision is very tightly controlled … I heartily recommend Ageless. It’s modest in scope, and generous in detail. It’s an honest and optimistic contribution.

The Telegraph

Whether or not readers are persuaded that ageless humans could ever be more than a theoretical possibility—and it is a stretch—this book will convince them that discounting the theoretical possibility altogether is based on nothing but prejudice … [Scientists] have many tools at their disposal, [and Steele] evaluates them expertly and with verve.

The Economist

Entertaining and thoughtful … if, as Mr Steele contends, “tortoises get old without getting elderly,” might we not master “biological immortality” and become ageless too? … we may all need to start planning for a fundamentally different future.

Wall Street Journal

Ambitious and energetic … a startling round-up of the biological factors that make us age and the emerging techniques to tackle them … Writing with the vim of a Bill Bryson and the technical knowledge of a scientist, Steele gives us a chance to grasp what’s at stake in this dazzling, daunting age where big data meets human biology.

The Independent

A fascinating read with almost every page bursting with extraordinary facts … Steele is not a crank or a snake-oil salesman. He’s not a “wellness” YouTuber. He doesn’t work for Goop. He’s a biologist … We can take what he says seriously.

Mail on Sunday

What if we had a cure for getting old? A bold young scientist argues that medicine and technology will stop bodily decay … there is a ton of fascinating stuff in here.

The Times

We assume that ‘getting older’ inevitably means “getting old,” with all the increased frailty and diminished vitality we associate with advancing age. But getting on in years doesn’t have to mean becoming elderly, Steele argues—and in his new book, Ageless, he does a surprisingly effective job of decoupling the two.

New York Times

Ageless employs a scientific vocabulary—autophagy, amyloids, adducts and countless other specialised terms abound. But the book is nevertheless accessible, its style chatty and engaging … This is an enthralling book … Ageless is a rich and exciting exploration of that surprisingly intriguing topic we’d rather not talk about: old age.

Irish Times

There are some incredible revelations in this book. The science is fascinating … What Steele says is both revolutionary and important—life-changing in the true sense of the word. His thinking is bold, visionary, utopian.

The Herald

Is ageing a treatable disease? Scientist Andrew Steele suggests it is in this book, putting forward passionate and engaging arguments with witty observations that can be laugh-out-loud funny. … An intriguing and thought-provoking read.

The Irish News

Trade press

An optimistic exploration of aging … A diligent scientist, Steele does not ignore flops and fads … Good science in service of a convincing case that vast life extension is inevitable.


Steele succeeds in bringing some of the ethical and policy issues surrounding the field of biogerontology [into] this thorough, yet accessible narrative. . . A solid read for those interested in biological sciences research, and anyone looking to learn more about aging in general.

Library Journal

Steele does his best scientific impersonation of Ponce de León as he hunts for a restorative fountain of youth in this investigation of the biology of aging or biogerontology … [Steele] highlights a number of hopeful hypotheses … Intriguing.