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Read online Immortality, Inc..pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Immortality, Inc. First published in as a startling revolutionary novel of the future then pushed to new cinematic limits as the feature film adaptation FREEJACK in Robert Sheckley s unsettling vision of Tomorrow now arrives in ebook format for the st century .

Thomas Blaine awoke in a white bed in a white room and heard someone say He s alive now Then they asked him his name age and marital status Yes that seemed normal enough but what was this talk about death trauma .

Thus was Thomas Blaine introduced to the year where science had discovered the technique of transferring a man s consciousness from one body to another Where a man s mind could be snatched from the past when his body was at the point of death and brought forward into a host body in this fantastic future world .

But that was only a small part of it For the future had proved the reality of life after death and discovered worlds beyond or simultaneous with our own worlds where through scientific techniques a man could live again in another body when he died here And in the process the reality of ghosts poltergeists and zombies was also established .

What did it all mean How had this discovery of what they called the hereafter shaped the world of .

Thomas Blaine found himself living in a future where the discoveries and techniques imagined by people of his time while having come about were completely overwhelmed by discoveries no one had ever dreamed of by Robert Sheckley

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Immortality, Inc.
Title:Immortality, Inc.
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ISBN:0812519310
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Number of Pages:250
Category:Science fiction, Fiction, Time travel
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An NYRB Classics Original br br Robert Sheckley was an eccentric master of the American short story and his tales whether set in dystopic city scapes ultramodern advertising agencies or aboard spaceships lighting out for hostile planets are among the most startlingly original of the twentieth century Today as the new worlds alternate universes and synthetic pleasures Sheckley foretold become our reality his vision begins to look less absurdist and more prophetic This retrospective selection chosen by Jonathan Lethem and Alex Abramovich brings together the best of Sheckley s deadpan farces proving once again that he belongs beside such mordant critics of contemporary mores as Bruce Jay Friedman Terry Southern and Thomas Pynchon, Contents br The Mountain Without a Name br The Accountant br Hunting Problem br A Thief in Time br The Luckiest Man in the World br Hands Off br Something for Nothing br A Ticket to Tranai br The Battle br Skulking Permit br Citizen in Space br Ask a Foolish Question, The s saw publication of Sheckley s st four books short story collections Untouched by Human Hands Ballantine Citizen in Space Pilgrimage to Earth Bantam amp a novel Immortality Inc st serialized in Galaxy br The Monsters F amp SF br Cost of Living Galaxy br The Altar Fantastic amp br Keep Your Shape Galaxy aka Shape br The Impacted Man Astounding br Untouched by Human Hands Galaxy aka One Man s Poison br The King s Wishes F amp SF br Warm Galaxy br The Demons Fantasy Magazine br Specialist Galaxy br Seventh Victim Galaxy later expanded br Ritual Climax aka Strange Ritual br Beside Still Waters Amazing amp, div In the future interstellar travel to alien worlds will be too expensive for most ordinary people It certainly is for Marvin a college student who wants to take a really good vacation And so he signs up for what he can afford a mindswap in which your consciousness is swapped into the body of an alien lifeform But Marvin is unlucky and finds himself in the body of an interstellar criminal a body that he has to vacate fast But that criminal consciousness has stolen Marvin s earthly body and Marvin has to find a body on the black market br Travel from world to world with Marvin each one crazier than the last as he keeps finding far from ideal bodies in awful situations just to stay alive br div