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Fall; or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson

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Also by Neal Stephenson:

Snow Crash, December 2022
Hardcover / e-Book
Termination Shock, November 2021
Hardcover / e-Book
Fall; or, Dodge in Hell, June 2019
Paperback / e-Book
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., June 2017
Paperback / e-Book
Seveneves, May 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
The Mongoliad, March 2013
Paperback / e-Book
The Mongoliad: Book Two, October 2012
Paperback / e-Book
The Mongoliad, April 2012
Paperback / e-Book
Reamde, September 2011
Hardcover / e-Book
Anathem, October 2009
Paperback
Odalisque, March 2006
Mass Market Paperback
King Of The Vagabonds, February 2006
Mass Market Paperback
Quicksilver, February 2006
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Interface, June 2005
Paperback
The Cobweb, June 2005
Paperback
The Confusion, June 2005
Paperback (reprint)
Cryptonomicon, November 2002
Mass Market Paperback
Snow Crash, May 2000
Paperback

Fall; or, Dodge in Hell
Neal Stephenson

William Morrow Paperbacks
June 2019
On Sale: June 4, 2019
896 pages
ISBN: 0062458728
EAN: 9780062458728
Kindle: B071X3ZWDN
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Science Fiction | Mystery

New York Times Notable Book

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 Philip 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.

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