Sum : Tales from the Afterlives Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 24/04/2009
- Category: Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology
- ISBN: 9781847674272
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