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David Eagleman
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eng
Summary
In the afterlife you may find that God is the size of a microbe and unaware of your existence. Or you may find the afterlife contains only those people whom you remember. In some afterlives you are split into all your different ages, in some you are recreated based on your credit card records, and in others you are forced to live with annoying versions of yourself that represent what you could have been. In these wonderfully imagined tales - at once funny, wistful and unsettling - Eagleman kicks over the chessboard of traditional notions and offers us a dazzling lens through which to see ourselves here and now. His stories are rooted in science and romance and awe at our mysterious existence: a mixture of hope, love and death that cuts through human nature at innovative angles
Summary
An array of tales speculates about the future that awaits us after death, presenting diverse versions of human purpose that range from experimental subjects for gods trying to understand emotional attachment to mobile robots for cosmic mapmakers
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298501
Cataloging source
DLC
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Eagleman, David
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Short Stories
Target audience
adult
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forty tales from the afterlives
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781847675798
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Specific material designation
optical disk
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:ba15de2c-44c0-4792-85a5-22f0f65d1faa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781847675798
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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