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Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel par Neal…
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Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel (édition 2020)

par Neal Stephenson (Auteur)

Séries: Dodge (2)

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seveneves, Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon returns with a wildly inventive and entertaining science fiction thriller--Paradise Lost by way of Philip K. Dick--that unfolds in the near future, in parallel worlds. 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.… (plus d'informations)
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Titre:Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel
Auteurs:Neal Stephenson (Auteur)
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2020), Edition: Reprint, 896 pages
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Fall; or, Dodge in Hell par Neal Stephenson

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    Reamde par Neal Stephenson (Mind_Booster_Noori)
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    Les enfers virtuels par Iain M. Banks (Mind_Booster_Noori)
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    D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths par Ingri d'Aulaire (themulhern)
    themulhern: Remarkable coincidence: the day after I returned D'Aulaire's "Norse Gods and Giants" to the library, after having checked it out on a whim and found myself remembering how much I loved it as a child I started listening to the audio version of "Fall". And less than half an hour into the book there is an extraordinary discussion about the D'Aulaire's two books of myths, Greek and Norse, with a focus on the Norse, which I always thought was by far the better. How many literate people of my or Stephenson's age didn't fall in love with that extraordinary book?… (plus d'informations)
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    L'Âge de diamant ou Le Manuel illustré d'éducation pour jeunes filles par Neal Stephenson (g33kgrrl)
    g33kgrrl: Normally I find it silly to recommend books by the same author, but The Diamond Age is a deep cut by now. While completely different stories, I find the parallel of the virtual quest/actual reality intriguing.
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Meandering, a bit too fantastical. Interesting ideas, but hard to develop empathy for any characters. Overall, disappointing. ( )
  Neilatkallaroo | Apr 7, 2022 |
Dear Dodge in Heaven, please tell me Neal isn’t losing his touch. I refuse to pray to Egdod, because his world sucks. The first 20% was dynamite, like really good, but then the allegorical world building and philosophizing really did me in. I just didn’t care, but for some reason I read it all. Let’s get a full novel set in Ameristan shall we? ( )
  invisiblecityzen | Mar 13, 2022 |
Dear Dodge in Heaven, please tell me Neal isn’t losing his touch. I refuse to pray to Egdod, because his world sucks. The first 20% was dynamite, like really good, but then the allegorical world building and philosophizing really did me in. I just didn’t care, but for some reason I read it all. Let’s get a full novel set in Ameristan shall we? ( )
  invisiblecityzen | Mar 13, 2022 |
What a strange book. Not since [b:The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer|827|The Diamond Age Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer|Neal Stephenson|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1388180931l/827._SY75_.jpg|2181158] has a Stephenson novel felt so mythic. It is the type of book I like, character driven legendary. The viewpoint and characters kept shifting though. I would have preferred to spend more time with fewer characters. Perhaps if the narrative had been more episodic with less connection between the sections then I might not have minded as much. Making more of the time jumps in both the "real" world (is it really?) and "virtual" world would have helped.

I strongly suspect that I will be reading this one again. After failing to finish [b:Seveneves|22816087|Seveneves|Neal Stephenson|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1449142000l/22816087._SY75_.jpg|42299347] I had wondered whether I would be able to get in to this book. I had no similar problems with [b:Anathem|2845024|Anathem|Neal Stephenson|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1488349209l/2845024._SX50_.jpg|6163095], which a lot of people struggled with continuing. ( )
  mjduigou | Feb 27, 2022 |
Not a great way to start 2022. Neil Stephenson used to be a favorite of mine. However, I was not able to finish Quicksilver, and also this one. I think I just do not have the intelligence. Oh well. I decided to stop reading about half way through, and also remove Stephenson from my favorites list.
1,038 members; 3.41 average rating; 2/21/2022 ( )
  mainrun | Feb 21, 2022 |
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seveneves, Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon returns with a wildly inventive and entertaining science fiction thriller--Paradise Lost by way of Philip K. Dick--that unfolds in the near future, in parallel worlds. 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.

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