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The Resource Fall or, Dodge in hell : a novel, Neal Stephenson

Fall or, Dodge in hell : a novel, Neal Stephenson

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Fall or, Dodge in hell : a novel
Title
Fall or, Dodge in hell
Title remainder
a novel
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Neal Stephenson
Title variation
Dodge in Hell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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..
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Stephenson, Neal
Dewey number
[Fic]
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Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Immortality
  • Cryonics
  • Low temperature engineering
Label
Fall or, Dodge in hell : a novel, Neal Stephenson
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Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
883 p.
Isbn
9780062458711
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
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  • 333218
  • 898209
Label
Fall or, Dodge in hell : a novel, Neal Stephenson
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
883 p.
Isbn
9780062458711
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • 333218
  • 898209

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