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More Information After years of waiting, a widow has returned to resolve her eternal fate. Log into Your Account. New here?
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Create an Account. Log In. Lost password? But something goes wrong in the clinic and he dies under anaesthetic. His will instructs that his body be cryonically preserved and his brain scanned neuron by neuron in the hope that technology will eventually be developed that can bring him back to life.
Soon enough, virtual reality provides him with just such a second chance. Fall is a different sort of beast.
arbema.de/modules/map.php There are even maps, although this being Stephenson the maps are in the process of being drawn as the story develops. On the evidence of Fall , he ought to do it more often.
His Bitworld starts nebulous, coalesces into landscape, and soon enough is giving us warring gods, talking birds, giants, fiery swords, magic forests, fortresses, quests, prophecies and pretty much everything the fantasy fan might hope for. This is quickly shown to be a hoax, orchestrated via faked online video, massively coordinated misinformation and a few holographic special effects, but when the truth is revealed many people refuse to accept it.
Fall is, among other things, an interrogation of our lamentably post-truth world, and Stephenson rolls history a couple of decades into the future to depict a US completely unmoored from factual reality.
The satire here is smart and trenchant, if perhaps a little one-sided. But some narrative effects need bulk to work, and he expertly uses the sheer momentum he builds up in this enormous story.