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    Fall or Dodge in Hell (DOWNLOAD) This is a very hard book to review but one thing is absolutely trueI'm absolutely blown away by this book Ameristan Lol MOAB lol This is definitely one of Neal Stephenson's better books Just for the ideas and the great twisting of several tales in one I'm already looking forward to a glorious re read He does lead us down a few wi

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Fall or Dodge in Hell Fall or Dodge in Hell (DOWNLOAD) If I wasn’t hoping that death is just an endless dreamless slumber before then I sure am nowRichard ‘Dodge’ Forthrast made billions with the video game company he founded but money doesn’t help him when a routine medical procedure goes sideways and leaves him braindead However Dodge once signed up with a cryonics company to have hi

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    Fall or Dodge in Hell (DOWNLOAD) 'Fall or Dodge in Hell' is a book that's hard to talk about because I find it basically fractally bad at any level I look at it there's an interesting idea shot through with some fatal flaw and so if I let myself I could go on at far too much length about any one of its problems At the highest level it's a story about uploading human consciousness and the creation and organization of virtual realms told with a tech bro's certaint

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  • Hardcover
  • 883
  • Fall or Dodge in Hell
  • Neal Stephenson
  • English
  • 22 August 2020
  • 9780062458711

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FREE DOWNLOAD ¿ Fall or Dodge in Hell 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 Phillip K Dick that unfolds in the near future in parallel worldsIn 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 SophiaOne beautiful autumn day while he undergoes a routine medical procedure something goes. So to establish my bona fides right away let me mention that I ve read and loved all 16 novels that Neal Stephenson has now written in his life yes even his disavowed 1984 debut the now out of print The Big U and consider him one of my top three all time favorite writers currently alive and publishing new work So what a profoundly heartbreaking thing then to finish his latest the 900 page virtual reality morality tale Fall Or Dodge in Hell and have to be forced to admit to myself You know that book waswell it was kind of crappy is what that book wasDuring the first half of the manuscript I became convinced that this was because Stephenson turned in a clunker of an actual storyline here because for the first time in his career Stephenson takes on here the very contemporary real world issue of the Red Pill revolution of the 21st century which I m defining here as the interconnected throughline that links together the Bush administration the rise of Fox News the Tea Party Gamergate Sad Puppies 4chan the Meninist movement incels the alt right and the dark ascendency of God Emperor Trump Seemingly not a single person in the last twenty years that opposes this movement has been able to write critically about the subject without just losing their shit and uickly devolving into lazy badly written doomsday scenarios about the nightmarish hell our world will become if these people were to ever gain unstoppable power and Stephenson too succumbs to this hacky temptation painting an America 30 years from now that has essentially broken down into a civil war between The Stupids and The Smarts in which the Stupids have forcefully overtaken large swaths of the Midwest through a Christian version of the Taliban a brand new strain of Protestantism which rejects the entire New Testament because it depicts Jesus as a beta cuck about the most lazily on the nose reference to the alt right one can even make who then proceed to literally crucify people from burning crosses for such Old Testament sins as wearing clothes that mix together different strains of animal fibersAlso let me confess that I lost my patience uickly with Stephenson s attempts in this section to paint autistic people as superheroes through his unending self righteous declarations about how much better he and his little STEM buddies are than the rest of us mouth breathers Autistic people aren t fooled by fake news Autistic people s feelings aren t hurt by blunt opinions Autistic people don t feel obliged to engage in pointless small talk Thank God we autistic people are around to save all you blathering morons from yourselvesThen in the meanwhile we also follow the fate of one of the characters from Stephenson s 2011 novel Reamde billionaire videogame developer Richard Dodge Forthrast who unexpectedly dies one day at which point it s revealed that earlier in his life he got convinced by a startup buddy to have his body frozen so that maybe one day in the future his brain can be brought back to life if science ever invents a way to do so And through a convoluted series of events science does in fact invent a way and just two decades after his death at that by essentially scanning a complete digital copy of the trillions of neural pathways in his brain then letting those digital pathways virtually interact again within a town sized complex of newly invented uantum computers But this being a game developer the first thing Dodge s digital brain does to make sense of his situation is to start building out a World Of Warcraft type fantasyland for him to place himself in with Stephenson burning through literally hundreds of pages in describing in excruciating detail just what it must be like when a brain has its consciousness wiped then starts filling it in again bit by bit from the retained memories of its subconscious What are these two fleshy appendages underneath my torso What are these ten smaller appendages attached to the bottom of these two What are these suiggly symbols I keep picturing when attempting to count these appendages What is this locomotive motion I seem to be engaging in when placing one appendage in front of the other What is this hard gravelly surface these appendages seem to be pushing against during its locomotion Jesus CHRIST Stephenson ENOUGH already we fucking GET it WE FUCKING GET IT ALREADY1It was at this point already 400 pages in that I finally lost my patience for good and initially decided to abandon the novel altogether but just out of curiosity I ended up flipping through the rest of it and reading the increasingly smaller non virtual world parts because I was simply too interested in knowing how the story ends up finishing out And that s when I realized that it s not actually the storyline itself that s the problem here when you look at the overall plot in uick big picture form it s actually uite interesting an attempt by Stephenson to do no less than retell the religious story of God s creation of the universe his war with Lucifer the manipulation of Adam and Eve as pawns of this war the path towards self sentiency and human technological progress that was the fallout of this war s manipulation and the final battle between good and evil that s foretold in the Book of Revelations but all seen through the filter of the speculative uestion What if our old religious stories actually came about because an alien race figured out a way to digitize themselves and the first couple dozen people who got imperfectly digitized became the angels and devils of our Bible and everything we know and experience in our universe is actually just the result of a giant computer running on this alien planet and the aliens are actually watching and analyzing us in minute detail but have no way of communicating with us about itSeen in this light then the real problem of the novel becomes immediately clear because while Stephenson has claimed in recent interviews that his intent with the virtual world part of this manuscript was to bury a fantasy novel within the middle of a science fiction novel what he actually did was write a slightly altered 500 page version of the King James Bible And as anyone who was ever forced to go through this during Bible summer camp as a kid knows reading big chunks of the King James Bible as if it were a narrative novel is the most tedious activity in the entirety of human existence which sadly turns out to be the case here too with Stephenson s rewritten version of it When examined in Wikipedia form Fall actually has a lot of fascinating things to say not least of which is Stephenson s ultimate conceit at the end which is that maybe the human race s fate is to live on in body free pure energy form cruising the universe in a self perpetuating and self repairing Dyson sphere long after the fragile biological version of our species is dead and gone back on Planet EarthIf Stephenson had explored these topics through a tight action packed 350 pages it could ve been one of the best books of his already excellent career exploring many of the same issues in his 2008 Anathem but through the prism of our real contemporary society So what a shame then that he instead turned in this profoundly overlong page fluffing endlessly rambling and pretentiously purplish version a book that will be hard for even his hardcore fans to finish and that everyone else will give up on long before that point It pains me to have to admit that because up to now I had thought of Stephenson as an author who could do no wrong but alas it turns out that he s just as capable of clunkers as every other author his first major miss here in a career that s otherwise been full of hits As much as I hate to say it my recommendation here is to skip Fall altogether and wait a few years for what will hopefully be a return to his normal brilliancy Non luogo a procedere just losing their shit and uickly devolving into lazy badly written doomsday scenarios about the nightmarish hell our world will become if these people were to ever gain unstoppable power and Stephenson too succumbs to this hacky temptation painting an America 30 years from now that has essentially broken down into a civil war between The Stupids and The Smarts in which the Stupids have forcefully overtaken large swaths of the Midwest through a Christian version of the Taliban a brand new strain of Protestantism which rejects the entire New Testament because it depicts Jesus as a beta cuck about the most lazily on the nose reference to the alt right one can even make who then proceed to literally crucify people from burning crosses for such Old Testament sins as wearing clothes that mix together different strains of animal fibersAlso let me confess that I lost my patience uickly with Stephenson s attempts in this section to paint autistic people as superheroes through his unending self righteous declarations about how much better he and his little STEM buddies are than the rest of us mouth breathers Autistic people aren t fooled by fake news Autistic people s feelings aren t hurt by blunt opinions Autistic people don t feel obliged to engage in pointless small talk Thank God we autistic people are around to save all you blathering morons from yourselvesThen in the meanwhile we also follow the fate of one of the characters from Stephenson s 2011 novel Reamde billionaire videogame developer Richard Dodge Forthrast who unexpectedly dies one day at which point it s revealed that earlier in his life he got convinced by a startup buddy to have his body frozen so that maybe one day in the future his brain can be brought back to life if science ever invents a way to do so And through a convoluted series of events science does in fact invent a way and Ainsi se tut Zarathoustra just two decades after his death at that by essentially scanning a complete digital copy of the trillions of neural pathways in his brain then letting those digital pathways virtually interact again within a town sized complex of newly invented uantum computers But this being a game developer the first thing Dodge s digital brain does to make sense of his situation is to start building out a World Of Warcraft type fantasyland for him to place himself in with Stephenson burning through literally hundreds of pages in describing in excruciating detail Awakening just what it must be like when a brain has its consciousness wiped then starts filling it in again bit by bit from the retained memories of its subconscious What are these two fleshy appendages underneath my torso What are these ten smaller appendages attached to the bottom of these two What are these suiggly symbols I keep picturing when attempting to count these appendages What is this locomotive motion I seem to be engaging in when placing one appendage in front of the other What is this hard gravelly surface these appendages seem to be pushing against during its locomotion Jesus CHRIST Stephenson ENOUGH already we fucking GET it WE FUCKING GET IT ALREADY1It was at this point already 400 pages in that I finally lost my patience for good and initially decided to abandon the novel altogether but Call Me By Your Name just out of curiosity I ended up flipping through the rest of it and reading the increasingly smaller non virtual world parts because I was simply too interested in knowing how the story ends up finishing out And that s when I realized that it s not actually the storyline itself that s the problem here when you look at the overall plot in uick big picture form it s actually uite interesting an attempt by Stephenson to do no less than retell the religious story of God s creation of the universe his war with Lucifer the manipulation of Adam and Eve as pawns of this war the path towards self sentiency and human technological progress that was the fallout of this war s manipulation and the final battle between good and evil that s foretold in the Book of Revelations but all seen through the filter of the speculative uestion What if our old religious stories actually came about because an alien race figured out a way to digitize themselves and the first couple dozen people who got imperfectly digitized became the angels and devils of our Bible and everything we know and experience in our universe is actually The Mark of Athena just the result of a giant computer running on this alien planet and the aliens are actually watching and analyzing us in minute detail but have no way of communicating with us about itSeen in this light then the real problem of the novel becomes immediately clear because while Stephenson has claimed in recent interviews that his intent with the virtual world part of this manuscript was to bury a fantasy novel within the middle of a science fiction novel what he actually did was write a slightly altered 500 page version of the King James Bible And as anyone who was ever forced to go through this during Bible summer camp as a kid knows reading big chunks of the King James Bible as if it were a narrative novel is the most tedious activity in the entirety of human existence which sadly turns out to be the case here too with Stephenson s rewritten version of it When examined in Wikipedia form Fall actually has a lot of fascinating things to say not least of which is Stephenson s ultimate conceit at the end which is that maybe the human race s fate is to live on in body free pure energy form cruising the universe in a self perpetuating and self repairing Dyson sphere long after the fragile biological version of our species is dead and gone back on Planet EarthIf Stephenson had explored these topics through a tight action packed 350 pages it could ve been one of the best books of his already excellent career exploring many of the same issues in his 2008 Anathem but through the prism of our real contemporary society So what a shame then that he instead turned in this profoundly overlong page fluffing endlessly rambling and pretentiously purplish version a book that will be hard for even his hardcore fans to finish and that everyone else will give up on long before that point It pains me to have to admit that because up to now I had thought of Stephenson as an author who could do no wrong but alas it turns out that he s 2002 Index of Economic Freedom just as capable of clunkers as every other author his first major miss here in a career that s otherwise been full of hits As much as I hate to say it my recommendation here is to skip Fall altogether and wait a few years for what will hopefully be a return to his normal brilliancy

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FREE DOWNLOAD ¿ Fall or Dodge in Hell Th itself An eternal afterlife the Bitworld is created in which humans continue to exist as digital soulsBut 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 uestions 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 ag. Fall or Dodge in Hell is a book that s hard to talk about because I find it basically fractally bad at any level I look at it there s an interesting idea shot through with some fatal flaw and so if I let myself I could go on at far too much length about any one of its problems At the highest level it s a story about uploading human consciousness and the creation and organization of virtual realms told with a tech bro s certainty in technology and obliviousness to anything else plus also the casual misogyny then there s the story told about the uploaded that attempts to be biblical without an understanding of morality and fantastic without ever surpassing the level of 80s Tolkien imitators It s too bad the book wants to be Paradise Lost instead of Frankenstein there would be a really good metaphor in something like this pieced together from various half envisioned ideas and brought to life as a monstrous whole that its creator cannot control That s not to say you couldn t enjoy reading this the certainty and declarativeness of the writing can carry you through a lot if you don t think too much about it but it would be best if you ve never read these ideas before or if you re looking for something to reinforce your particular technological eschatology or if you re a teenager with time on your hands On the other hand let me offer some alternatives that have done better service to these ideas First Peter Hamilton s Void Trilogy if you want long spanning future history and an ever expanding realm of uploaded consciousnesses this has you covered in spades Alternately Elizabeth Bear s Grail it s much shorter full of excellently realized characters and deals thoughfully with the ethics of different ways of being human minds And finally Matthew Stover s Heroes Die if you want a fantasy adventure in a world where modern people insert themselves to create epic drama without regard for the other inhabitants it s only tangentially similar but even its dystopian capitalist hellscape is well realized than the realistic political events going on in Fall So yeah there s a lot better stuff you could be reading instead don t spend your time on this unless you have to

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