Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives
ISBN: 0307389936
EAN13: 9780307389930
Language: English
Publication Date: Jan 12, 2010
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 7.8" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Select Format Format: Paperback Select Conditions Condition: New


Format: Paperback

Condition: New

8 Available

Select Conditions
  • New $15.95 Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives
Book Overview

This Description may be from another edition of this product.

SUM shows us forty wonderfully imagined possibilities of life beyond death. In one afterlife you may find that God is the size of a microbe and is unaware of your existence. In another, your creators are a species of dim-witted creatures who built us to figure out what they could not. In a different version of the afterlife you work as a background character in other people's dreams. Or you may find that the afterlife contains only people whom you remember, or that the hereafter includes the thousands of previous gods who no longer attract followers. In some afterlives you are split into your different ages; in some you are forced to live with annoying versions of yourself that represent what you could have been; in others you are re-created from your credit card records and Internet history. Many versions of our purpose here are proposed; we are mobile robots for cosmic mapmakers, we are reunions for a scattered confederacy of atoms, we are experimental subjects for gods trying to understand what makes couples stick together. These tales--at once witty, wistful and unsettling--are rooted in science and romance and awe at our mysterious existence while asking the key questions about death, hope, technology, immortality, love, biology and desire that expose radiant new facets of our humanity.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

What should you read after Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives Book? Here is a list of books to read if you read and loved Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

Book Reviews (0)

  |   0  reviews
Did you read Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review

No customer reviews for the moment.