Beside an Open Window (2014) by Huckleberry H. Hax

b03f0-frontcoverblog“Hax asks all the right questions about how these technologies impact all levels of the human experience and he does it in a way that is full of wit and acuity.” (Amazon review)

The day after after his girlfriend persuaded him to get a brain scan with her, Jason Harlan wakes up in the metaverse to discover he’s been dead for thirty years. But where exactly is Rachel Petstoof, now that her own death has triggered his activation? And who has the millions that Jason managed to accrue in his singing career? And what happened to him in the two years between his scan and the car crash in which he died?

A portrait of a future in which the digital dead work and play alongside the living, ‘Beside an Open Window’ probes the nature of consciousness, of the sensory word we inhabit and the nature of human relationships.

This novel has been updated and retitled as ‘Thank You For Afterlifing With Us

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