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FALL; or, Dodge in Hell de Neal Stephenson

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

or, Dodge in Hell
by Neal Stephenson
William Morrow, June 2019

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.

Neal Stephenson is the bestselling author of the novels “Reamde”, “Anathem”, “The System of the World”, “The Confusion”, “Quicksilver”, “Cryptonomicon”, “The Diamond Age”, “Snow Crash”, and “Zodiac”.

SEVENEVES, l’un des 10 meilleurs livres de 2015 selon Time Magazine!

Le dernier roman de Neal Stephenson, l’un des auteurs de Science Fiction les plus reconnus, figure donc dans la liste des dix meilleurs livres de 2015 que Time Magazine dévoilera dans son prochain numéro. Une très belle surprise pour ce titre encensé par la critique et dont les droits pour la France sont encore disponibles.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ANATHEM, REAMDE, and CRYPTONOMICON comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years

by Neal Stephenson
William Morrow, May 2015

What would happen if the world were ending?
A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.
But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain…
Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven distinct races now three billion strong—embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown … to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth.

A writer of dazzling genius and imaginative vision, Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a magnificent work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both extraordinary and eerily recognizable. As he did in ANATHEM, CRYPTONOMICON, the BAROQUE Cycle, and REAMDE, Stephenson explores some of our biggest ideas and perplexing challenges in a breathtaking saga that is daring, engrossing, and altogether brilliant.

Le dernier roman de Neal Stephenson fait la une du Monde des Livres !

Bonne nouvelle pour le dernier techno-thriller de Neal Stephenson, LE RÉSEAU (Les Deux Mondes), Éditions Sonatine : François Angelier lui a consacré un article enthousiaste à la une du dernier numéro du Monde des Livres. Vous pouvez cliquer sur la bannière pour lire l’article :

La deuxième partie des Deux Mondes (REAMDE dans sa version originale, publiée en un seul volume) est prévue pour septembre 2014. « La suite, vite, crie la foule ! »