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Sum

(2009)
Forty Tales from the Afterlives
A collection of stories by

 
 
A dazzling work of fiction from a scientist who has shaped his considerable knowledge into equally considerable art: brief vignettes that present a stunning array of possible worlds awaiting us after our earthly lives have ended.

In your afterlife you may find that God is a married couple separated and reunited, or that God is the size of a microbe and is unaware of your existence, or that your creators are a species of dim-witted creatures that built us to figure out what they could not. Or you may find the afterlife contains only those people whom you remember, or provides the content of the dreams of the living, or that humans have brought war to the afterlife with them. In some afterlives you are split into all your different ages; in some you are recreated based on your credit card records; in some you are forced to live with annoying versions of yourself that represent what you could have been. David Eagleman proposes many versions of our purpose here: we are mobile robots for cosmic mapmakers, we are reunions for scattered atoms, we are experimental subjects for gods trying to understand what keeps couples together.

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 death, hope, computers, immortality, love, biology, and desire that cuts through human nature at innovative angles, exposing faces never before seen.

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August 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sum
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ISBN: 1-4084-7840-4 / 978-1-4084-7840-0 (UK edition)
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February 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives
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February 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives
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Paperback Editions

January 2011 : UK Paperback

Title: Sum
Author(s): David Eagleman
ISBN: 1-4084-7841-2 / 978-1-4084-7841-7 (UK edition)
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sum: Tales from the Afterlives
Author(s): David Eagleman
ISBN: 1-84767-428-3 / 978-1-84767-428-9 (UK edition)
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sum
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ISBN: 0-14-317215-8 / 978-0-14-317215-4 (UK edition)
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January 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives
Author(s): David Eagleman
ISBN: 0-307-38993-6 / 978-0-307-38993-0 (USA edition)
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sum: Tales from the Afterlives
Author(s): David Eagleman
ISBN: 1-84767-427-5 / 978-1-84767-427-2 (UK edition)
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October 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Sum: Tales from the Afterlives
Author(s): David Eagleman
ISBN: 1-5318-7877-6 / 978-1-5318-7877-1
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March 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sum: Tales from the Afterlives
Author(s): David Eagleman
ISBN: 1-4915-0362-9 / 978-1-4915-0362-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Sum
Author(s): David Eagleman
ISBN: 1-4712-0218-6 / 978-1-4712-0218-6 (UK edition)
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June 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sum: Tales from the Afterlives
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ISBN: 1-4418-5154-2 / 978-1-4418-5154-3 (USA edition)
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June 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sum: Tales from the Afterlives
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ISBN: 1-4418-5155-0 / 978-1-4418-5155-0 (USA edition)
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June 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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June 2010 : USA Audio edition
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May 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: SUM: Circle of Friends (Stephen Fry) / The Cast (Emily Blunt)
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May 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: SUM: Egalitaire (Clarke Peters) / Absence (Kerry Fox)
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May 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: SUM: Sum (Stephen Fry) / Reversal (Gillian Anderson)
Author(s): David Eagleman
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May 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: SUM: Sum (Stephen Fry) / Reversal (Gillian Anderson)
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May 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: SUM: Adhesion (Lisa Dwan) / Conservation (Clarke Peters)
Author(s): David Eagleman
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May 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: SUM: Angst (Emily Blunt) / Subjunctive (David Eagleman)
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May 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: SUM: Descent of Species (Jarvis Cocker) / Microbe (Nick Cave)
Author(s): David Eagleman
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May 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: SUM: Distance (Lisa Dwan) / Narcissus (Harriet Walter)
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May 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: SUM: Giantess (Harriet Walter) / Graveyard of the Gods (Jack Davenport)
Author(s): David Eagleman
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May 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: SUM: Missing (Kerry Fox) / Pantheon (Nick Cave)
Author(s): David Eagleman
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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May 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Sum: Tales from the Afterlives
Author(s): David Eagleman
ISBN: 1-84767-897-1 / 978-1-84767-897-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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March 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sum: Tales from the Afterlives
Author(s): David Eagleman
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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March 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sum: Tales from the Afterlives
Author(s): David Eagleman
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sum (Enhanced Edition)
Author(s): David Eagleman
Publisher: Canongate Books
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February 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives
Author(s): David Eagleman
Publisher: Vintage
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