Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Jul 11, 2019 - 720 pages
From the New York Times bestselling author of SEVENEVESWhen gaming billionaire Richard 'Dodge' Forthrast is pronounced brain dead following a routine medical procedure, his family and close friends are left stunned, devastated, and forced to make difficult decisions. Dodge's will asks that his body be given to a cryonics company, owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd, whose business practices give Dodge's family understandable cause for concern. But when Dodge wrote his will he didn't anticipate that one day he'd be declared brain dead. He also didn't anticipate his brain being turned on again. Years later, an astounding achievement in technology will allow the human race to defy death itself, giving birth to the Bitworld, an eternal afterlife. But this imagined state of perfection is not all that it appears to be... A grand drama of man and machine, Fall, or Dodge in Hell is a mind-blowing literary saga for the modern age.

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How do Dyson spheres happen? Stephenson gives himself an excuse to write epic fantasy, with a story that interleaves chapters of near future sci-fi with descriptions of the exploits of amnesiac simulated brains and artificial intelligences inside a planetary-scale MMO. Read full review

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The dust jacket notes for Fall position it as a sequel to Reamde, and, indeed, for the first fourteenth or so of the book that's just what it is, as the initial part of what is covered on the jacket ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

Neal Stephenson is the author of Seveneves, Reamde, Anathem, the three-volume historical epic The Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World) as well as Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and Zodiac. He is (with Nicole Galland) one of the seven coauthors of the Mongoliad Trilogy, and The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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