In the shadow of Mt. Fuji, the oppressive Batsu government controls the rebuilding of a devastated country, bestowing boons on privileged citizens while leaving the rest to fend for themselves on the fringes. After a disastrous job ends with Batsu enforcers hunting him, reformed thief Roshike runs—right into the heart of their regime, the fortified Gaku complex, to take on an almost impossible task. And he just might stand a slim chance of success, if only he’ll accept some help. But first he has to figure out who to trust.
An unusual revolution has begun…
Get all 3 novels of adventure and revolution in 1 huge volume! (*Contains the complete text of Miraibanashi Book 1: Code of the Kyoushi, Book 2: Enemies of the Batsu, and Book 3: Endurance of the Free.)
James Litherland is a graduate of the University of South Florida who currently resides as a Virtual Hermit in the wilds of West Tennessee. He’s lived various places and done a number of jobs – he’s been an office worker and done hard manual labor, worked (briefly) in the retail and service sectors, and he’s been an instructor. But through all that, he’s always been a writer. He is a Christian who tries to walk the walk (and not talk much.)
IN THE SHADOW of Mt. Fuji, the oppressive Batsu government controls the rebuilding of the devastated country, bestowing boons on privileged citizens while leaving most to fend for themselves on the fringes. After a disastrous job ends with Batsu enforcers hunting him, reformed thief Roshike runs—right into the heart of their regime, the fortified Gaku complex, to take on an almost impossible task. And he just might stand a slim chance of success, if only he’ll accept some help. But first he has to decide who he can trust…
The trilogy continues with Book 2: Enemies of the Batsu and concludes with Book 3: Endurance of the Free.
(Miraibanashi Book 1 was previously published as Whispers of the Dead.)
(*This is clean adventure fiction featuring action, espionage, suspense, and intrigue. Science fiction that might best be called spiritual cyberpunk.)
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.
Materializing in the middle of New York City in the summer of 2000, a team of ten researchers from the far future crash into a complete disaster—the professor leading the project is killed, the master time-travel device is destroyed, and their troubles are only beginning. Scattered and stranded in the past, they land themselves in one dangerous dilemma after another…
The first four thrilling time-travel adventure novels in one huge volume!
(Contains the complete text of Watchbearers Book 1: Millennium Crash, Book 2: Centenary Separation, Book 3: Uncertain Murder, and Book 4: Prohibited Activities)
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When Director Jonathan Miles seals the compound containing the first Federal University and Research Complex to keep the facilities out of the hands of a secessionist governor, he sets off a chain of events hastening the collapse of an already crumbling civilization. But it will be down to his daughter Kat and others to defend their isolated community from the threats they face from outside. And from within…
(Contains the complete text of Slowpocalypse Book 1: Critical Contingencies, Book 2: Threat Multiplication, and Book 3: Compromised Inside, plus the prequel short story Durable Impressions.)
And the adventure continues in Book 4: Peripheral Encounters.