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
Dodge in hell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • When a routine procedure gone wrong renders a gaming billionaire brain dead, his stunned family and friends cryopreserve and digitally transfer his consciousness into an immortal tech-driven existence
  • "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..."--Container
Cataloging source
TEFMT
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Stephenson, Neal
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3569.T3868
LC item number
F35 2019ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Performed by Malcolm Hillgartner
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hillgartner, Malcolm
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  • Immortality
  • Cryonics
  • Low temperature engineering
  • Technology
  • Future life
  • Dead
  • Dystopias
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Fall; or, Dodge in hell : a novel, Neal Stephenson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
25 audio discs (approximately 31 hr., 55 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781511328418
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1100116078
  • 1774760
  • (OCoLC)on1100116078
  • 1774760
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Fall; or, Dodge in hell : a novel, Neal Stephenson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
25 audio discs (approximately 31 hr., 55 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781511328418
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1100116078
  • 1774760
  • (OCoLC)on1100116078
  • 1774760
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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