Also available free online at http://sifter.org/~simon/AfterLife. (The price here on lulu is just printing cost.)
"A postcyberpunk Extropian sci-fi with psychological and philosophical suspense" -Sandra Kiume
"One of the best stories I have ever read."
-- Johnny Authement
"Frankly it was just brilliant."
-- Chris Pugmire, author of The Sentient Advantage
"Among the best sci-fi I've ever read!"
-- Michael Anissimov, Lifeboat Foundation
"An excellent and gripping novella which I quite literally
could not stop reading...the most interesting thing I have read in
-- Adam Jackson
"One of the best books that I've read in a while."
-- Eric Rauch, lawyer
"I was bummed when I had finished because my mind-blowing
trip had come to an end...gotta be the best story I've read in years"
-- Aaron Kinney, Kill the Afterlife
"Intelligent Science Fiction" This is the first science fiction novel I have bothered to finish in about 30 years, despite the fact that, for about a decade, I devoured the stuff--good, bad, and indifferent--by the boxful. I think I would have finished it even if Simon were not a friend of mine. ;-)
"Very enjoyable. Best book I've read for ages." Occasionally I read a book that reminds me why I like science fiction. This is one of those books. It's enjoyable to read, has an element of a mystery, and at times you wonder if there is any way it can all be explained in a rational and logical way. And most important it draws you into a world that 'might' exist one day so that after you've read it you want to tell people about it and spend more time thinking about the possibilities it has created in your head.
"And then I woke up..." This book has some interesting ideas on and individual's idiosyncratic reactions to 'Moravec and Minsky'-like mind uploading, specifically with respect to it's context within and beyond gene driven individual behavior. If you like your entertainment with enough deep-nesting and recursion to keep you on your toes it's for you.
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