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Fall, Or Dodge in Hell The 1 New York Times bestselling author of Seveneves, Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon returns with a wildly inventive and entertaining science fiction thriller Paradise Lost by way of Phillip K Dick that unfolds in the near future, in parallel worlds.In his youth, Richard Dodge Forthrast founded Corporation 9592, a gaming company that made him a multibillionaire Now in his middle years, Dodge appreciates his comfortable, unencumbered life, managing his myriad business interests, and spending time with his beloved niece Zula and her young daughter, Sophia.One beautiful autumn day, while he undergoes a routine medical procedure, something goes irrevocably wrong Dodge is pronounced brain dead and put on life support, leaving his stunned family and close friends with difficult decisions Long ago, when a much younger Dodge drew up his will, he directed that his body be given to a cryonics company now owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd Legally bound to follow the directive despite their misgivings, Dodge s family has his brain scanned and its data structures uploaded and stored in the cloud, until it can eventually be revived.In the coming years, technology allows Dodge s brain to be turned back on It is an achievement that is nothing less than the disruption of death itself An eternal afterlife the Bitworld is created, in which humans continue to exist as digital souls.But this brave new immortal world is not the Utopia it might first seem.Fall, or Dodge in Hell is pure, unadulterated fun a grand drama of analog and digital, man and machine, angels and demons, gods and followers, the finite and the eternal In this exhilarating epic, Neal Stephenson raises profound existential questions and touches on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future Combining the technological, philosophical, and spiritual in one grand myth, he delivers a mind blowing speculative literary saga for the modern age. New Read Fall, Or Dodge in Hell [ By ] Neal Stephenson [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. Where have I seen this before We Are Legion We Are Bob Bobiverse 1 by Dennis E TaylorBob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch So it s a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state He has been uploaded into computer hardware a Where have I seen this before We Are Legion We Are Bob Bobiverse 1 by Dennis E TaylorBob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch So it s a little unfair whe...

  2. Richard Dodge Forthrast, the creator of the world s most popular video game, dies suddenly, unexpectedly, and without updating his will So his heirs are obligated to cryogenically freeze him or find a way to upload his mind to a computer So begins this fractal of a novel filled with computer science, mythology, eschatology, corporate dirty tricks, life, death and what might come after Stephenson s digs down through layer after layer of what ifs Themes appear, disappear, and reappear A wil Richard Dodge Forthrast, the creator of the world s most popular video game, dies suddenly, unexpectedly, and without updating his will So his heirs are obligated to cryogenically freeze him or find a way to upload his mind to a computer So begins this fractal of a novel filled with computer science, mythology, eschatology, corporate dirty tricks, life, death and what might come after Stephenson s digs down thro...

  3. Watch Neal Stephenson discuss the successor volume, not sequel , to REAMDE with Nancy Pearl

  4. I devoured this book immediately after receiving it Absolutely top shelf Stephenson This novel is absolutely overflowing with ideas and questions, any one of which would make me put the book down and have a bit of...

  5. So I had some issues with this book, overall I liked it, but I found it was easier to separate into the good and the bad The Good One of hisreadable books, so no heavy technical nonsense like in cryptonomicon Features the Waterhouses, the Shaftoes, the Forthrasts and Enoch Root Topic of discussion is really cool as its all about the afterlife Ameristan is the most hilarious...

  6. Paradise Lost for the Post Matrix Age.

  7. I will have a full review on LA Books, but this is a mixed bag The first 2 3rds are excellent, but the last 1 3rd left me cold There are two great plot lines that are resolved, but incomplete to my tastes.All that said, the first 2 3rds are his work since Anathem.

  8. Johnny Mnemonic meets Matrix then Adam and Eve This was well written but long I found myself writing notes so I wouldn t forget if I had to put the book down for a few days This is not a easy read however it s a very good story and this will keep you occupied for a good while..

  9. Well, this is different It s not at all what I expected a fault, I admit, of my own Creation , given its connection to Reamde It s a Giant, shambling, shaggy dog mess of a story and completely all over the place.The first third Mr Stephenson was in technology heaven, riffing freely on all manner of deep questions concerning death, the continuation of consciousness, the digitisation of the for want of a better term soul and all that jazz Then there comes a point where, over the course of Well, this is different It s not at all what I expected a fault, I admit, of my own Creation , given its connection to Reamde It s a Giant, shambling, shaggy dog mess of a story and completely all over the place.The first third Mr Stephenson was in technology heaven, riffing freely on all manner of deep questions concerning...

  10. Fall is occasionally exceptionally poignant, when Neal Stephenson chooses to engage with his near future real world, with the wide implications of AR, automation, post truth, culture divides and even the implications of running an after life simulation Most of the time, it s bogged down in it s own self mythology created from the patrons of the transhumanist afterlife, with a few I kid you not moments of old gods resembling greeks being ousted by judo christ...