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    DescriptionIn the afterlife you may find that God is the size of a microbe & unaware of your existence. You may find the afterlife contains only those people you remember. In these tales, David Eagleman offers us a lens through which to see ourselves here & now.


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    Title
    Sum
    Subtitle
    Forty Tales from the Afterlives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Eagleman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 107
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307389930
    ISBN 10: 0307389936
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
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    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 813/.6
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    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 81
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
    LC classification: PS3605.A375 S86 2010
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000, FIC039000
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    12 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    DAVID EAGLEMAN grew up in New Mexico. As an undergraduate he majored in British and American Literature before earning his PhD in Neuroscience. He heads the Laboratory for Perception and Action at Baylor College of Medicine, and is founder and director of the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. At night he writes fiction.
    Review quote
    "Eagleman is a true original. Read "Sum "and be amazed."--"Time Magazine" "You will not read a more dazzling book this year than David Eagleman's "Sum." If you read it and aren't enchanted I will eat 40 hats." --Stephen Fry "Delightful, thought-provoking... full of touching moments and glorious wit."--Alexander McCall Smith, The New York Times Book Review "Bracing, provocative, fun. . . . It challenges and teases as it spins out different parables of possibility."--"Houston Chronicle" "This is a scientist and exceptionally talented writer using the idea of the afterlife to reflect on our innermost fears and desires and also as a way of dissecting how we live." --"Tampa Tribune " "This delightful, thought-provoking little collection belongs to that category of strange, unclassifiable books that will haunt the reader long after the last page has been turned. It is full of tangential insights into the human condition and poetic thought experiments . . . . It is also full of touching moments and glorious wit of the sort one only hopes will be in copious supply on the other side."--"The New York Times " "Teeming, writhing with imagination."--"Los Angeles Times " "David Eagleman's "Sum" envisions a multiplicity of afterlives: pasts relived in shuffle mode, cast in the dreams of others, and dictated by our credit card reports."--"Vanity Fair" "Imaginative and inventive." --"Wall Street Journal" "It takes someone ridiculously smart to write something as deceptively simple as SUM." --"Denver Daily News" "With both a childlike sense of wonder and a trenchant flair for irony, the Baylor College of Medicine neuroscientist generously offers forty variations on the theme of God and the afterlife, imagining what each of us might find when we shuffle off this mortal coil." --"Texas Monthly" "A small gem of a book.... Who'd have thought that a young neuroscientist would have so much story in him?" --"The Globe