Heaven : Death Is When It All Begins
"Google wants you to live forever*" (Bloomberg Markets, April 2015 issue) In the year 2102, only the poor must die. The rich can afford to upload their consciousness into a cyber realm called Heaven, and live there happily ever after. Or do they... You wake up in Heaven, but you don't know where you are. You don't even know WHO you are. Surrounded by astonishing landscapes and overly friendly dead people, you start poking around for some answers... but nothing prepares you for the shocking truth. It appears that thirty years have passed since your death, and now terrible, fanatical forces are intent on destroying you... along with humanity's only hope of survival. Now you must fight. In this unusual, dystopian science fiction tale, death is only the beginning of Singularity - and immortality. Q & A with the Author Q - How would you describe this series? A - It's a dream - and a nightmare - come true. It starts as cyber science fiction taking place in the near future, but it can also be a YA dystopian series. Every book can stand alone, but, of course, it's better if you read them in order. The series stretches out eons forward, following the evolution of the human race, to the stars and beyond. But we won't evolve the way we did before. The series will be at least seven books long. I have so much to say about this awesome universe! Q - "BEYOND" the stars? A - Yes... Q - So, is this a dystopian fiction? Or a utopian one? A - I would say both. On the one hand, Earth slowly deteriorates toward chaos and destruction. It starts with slow, environmental destruction, but you can also see it culturally - the world is rushing headlong into a gigantic religious war that would make WWII look like a domestic disturbance. On the other hand, mankind finds a way to survive this massive destruction. It's just not the way we expect. Q - What inspires your writing? A - It's a combination of things. Ray Kurzweil's The Singularity is Near was a tremendous influence, as well as The Matrix trilogy. Google's huge effort to enhance human reach, longevity and consciousness is another major influence. I truly think this company is the key to the future of mankind. Ah, and one more thing: I don't want to die. Q - Does this Heaven exist in some sort of Google matrix? A - I leave it to the reader to decide. The plot starts 100 years from now. Who knows what organizations will survive that far into the future? Q - Who indeed? So, when can we expect the next book in the series? A - It's actually in the second draft, and will be edited soon. It's much darker than this one. HEAVEN Sci-Fi Fantasy Series eBook Categories: - Science fiction best sellers - Science fiction adventure - Cyber - Dystopian - Science fiction e-books - Virtual reality - Science fiction cyberpunk - Teen & Young Adult Mystery/Science Fiction - Science Fiction & Fantasy/Mystery"
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.19mm | 349.26g
- 07 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About L L Fine
L. L. Fine was born in 1971, reborn in 1993 when he met his future wife Bella, and re-reborn in 2001, when his eldest child took her first charming breath. His past sins include being a partner and a creative director in an advertising agency, writing several TV series, content designing and writing several major visitor center, and co-founding a promising start-up company.