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

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

Label
Fall; or, Dodge in hell : a novel
Title
Fall; or, Dodge in hell
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Neal Stephenson
Title variation
  • Fall
  • Dodge in hell
Creator
Author
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... 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."--provided by publisher
  • Richard "Dodge" Forthrast founded Corporation 9592, a gaming company that made him a multibillionaire. Now in his middle years, Dodge undergoes a routine medical procedure when something goes irrevocably wrong. Pronounced brain dead and put on life support, Dodge had years ago drawn up his will, directing that his body be given to a cryonics company now owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd. Dodge's family has his brain scanned and its data structures uploaded and stored in the cloud, until it can eventually be revived. Eventually technology allows Dodge's brain to be turned back on. An eternal afterlife-- the Bitworld-- is created, in which humans continue to exist as digital souls. But this new world is not the Utopia it might first seem.... -- adapted from publisher info
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stephenson, Neal
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.T3868
LC item number
F35 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immortality
  • Cryonics
  • Low temperature engineering
  • Technology
  • Future life
  • Dead
  • Dystopias
  • FICTION / Thrillers / Technological
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk
  • FICTION / Action & Adventure
Label
Fall; or, Dodge in hell : a novel, Neal Stephenson
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on back endpages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
883 pages
Isbn
9780062458711
Lccn
2019002947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1085577389
  • (OCoLC)on1085577389
Label
Fall; or, Dodge in hell : a novel, Neal Stephenson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on back endpages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
883 pages
Isbn
9780062458711
Lccn
2019002947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1085577389
  • (OCoLC)on1085577389

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