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Fall

(2019)
Or, Dodge in Hell
(The second book in the Dodge series)
A novel by

 
 
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 Phillip 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.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Neal Stephenson's Fall

Hardback Editions

July 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fall or, Dodge in Hell
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
ISBN: 0-00-816882-2 / 978-0-00-816882-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
ISBN: 0-06-245871-X / 978-0-06-245871-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fall or, Dodge in Hell
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
ISBN: 0-00-816885-7 / 978-0-00-816885-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fall or, Dodge in Hell
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
ISBN: 0-00-816883-0 / 978-0-00-816883-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
ISBN: 0-06-288746-7 / 978-0-06-288746-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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May 2019 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Fall, Or Dodge in Hell
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
ISBN: 1-4607-5212-0 / 978-1-4607-5212-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins - AU
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Audio Editions

June 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
ISBN: 1-5113-2841-X / 978-1-5113-2841-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
ISBN: 1-5113-2842-8 / 978-1-5113-2842-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
ISBN: 1-5113-2843-6 / 978-1-5113-2843-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fall or, Dodge in Hell
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Fall, Or Dodge in Hell
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon AU