Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell

Version: Unabridged
Author: Neal Stephenson
Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner
Genres: Thriller, Action & Adventure
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: June 2019
# of Units: 28 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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A New York Times Notable Book

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 Philip 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.

Reviews (3)

Written by Leonid K. on October 4th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Storyline is about nothing I fell to sleep after 10 min

Written by Quackhead77 on February 9th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Starts of ok, the. Just goes downhill from there.


Written by Anthony L. on November 27th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Book not as good as his past but interesting. The audiobooks app on iOS is infuriating. Quits halts playing a book when you lose an internet connection. "Your Library is empty".

Author Details

Author Details

Stephenson, Neal

Neal Stephenson is the author of seven previous novels. He lNeal Stephenson is the author of seven previous novels. He lives in Seattle, Washington. ives in Seattle, Washington.