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Dead Lines

(1992)
(Bear's Fantasies)
A novel by

 

"One of the grand contemporary masters of SF."
Brian Aldiss


It's three years from today. Dr. Kevin Faraday believes that he has found the pathway to wherever the living go when they die. Dr. Faraday is about to learn what it means to be damned. The nation's biggest communication businesses have been doing research on the limits of data speed. Soon, houses, cars, refrigerators, televisions, wrist watches, eye glasses, earrings, will all talk to information centres and receive news, guidance, entertainment, and upgrades for essential services. Companies will sell whole-body networks that can instantly transmit data to doctors and hospitals around the world. No one will ever need to be alone and in danger again -- but demand is outstripping supply. Wireless bandwidth is already at a premium, and the future of communication is being strangled at infancy. Then Dr Kevin Faraday discovers a hitherto unknown channel that can handle almost infinite volumes of data. There is a problem, however. This channel seems to already be in use. And it can't be decoded. Sending experimental data has unexpected consequences, small at first but growing in weirdness and intensity. Slowly, Faraday puts together a new hypothesis. He comes to believe that he has found the pathway to wherever the living go when they die. To clog it with spam, music videos, and cell phone calls could shut down the most important journey we will ever have to make, and leave us stranded where we no longer belong. But the fortunes to be made are too great to ignore. The decision is no longer in the hands of scientists. Dr. Faraday is about to learn what it means to be damned.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Dead Lines (Bear, Greg)
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-345-44837-5 / 978-0-345-44837-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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May 2004 : UK Hardback
Title: Dead Lines
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-00-712976-9 / 978-0-00-712976-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2001 : Hardback
Title: Dead Lines
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 5558613130 / 978-5558613131
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

1992 : USA Hardback
Title: Bear's Fantasies
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 1-880448-18-1 / 978-1-880448-18-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
Availability: Amazon   

1992 : USA Hardback
Title: Bear's fantasies: Six stories in old paradigms
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 1-880448-19-X / 978-1-880448-19-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: Dead Lines
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-00-712977-7 / 978-0-00-712977-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Dead Lines
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-00-733710-8 / 978-0-00-733710-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Dead Lines: A Novel of Life . . . After Death
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-345-44838-3 / 978-0-345-44838-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: Dead Lines
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-00-718346-1 / 978-0-00-718346-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

1992 : USA Paperback
Title: Bear's Fantasies
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 1-880448-17-3 / 978-1-880448-17-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

2005 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Dead Lines
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 1-4056-0060-8 / 978-1-4056-0060-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Dead Lines
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-7927-3268-5 / 978-0-7927-3268-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2004 : USA Audio CD
Title: Dead Lines (Larkin Family Chronicles)
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-7927-3270-7 / 978-0-7927-3270-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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July 2004 : USA Audio CD
Title: Deadlines (Larkin Family Chronicles)
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN: 0-7927-3269-3 / 978-0-7927-3269-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Sleepside: The Collected Fantasies
Author(s): Greg Bear
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Dead Lines
Author(s): Greg Bear
Publisher: HarperCollins
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