The Resource Immortality, inc., Robert Sheckley, (eaudio)

Immortality, inc., Robert Sheckley, (eaudio)

Label
Immortality, inc.
Title
Immortality, inc.
Statement of responsibility
Robert Sheckley
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Want to be immortal? You can be in AD 2110. Just go to the Hereafter Insurance Corporation and hook yourself up to the Machine. There's nothing to fear. That is, if it happens to be working right, and if nobody slips another mind into your body when you're not looking, and if you're not on a poltergeist hate-list? First published in 1959 as a startling, revolutionary novel of the future?then pushed to new cinematic limits as the feature film adaptation Freejack in 1992?Robert Sheckley's unsettling vision of tomorrow is a trenchantly witty novel of a future where everything has improved except the bumbling human race, which just can't let itself enjoy a good thing when it finally gets it. 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 2110, when science had discovered the technique of transferring a man's consciousness from one body to another, when a man's mind could be snatched from the past, as 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 had in the process established the reality of ghosts, poltergeists, and zombies. What did it all mean? How had this discovery of what they called the ?hereafter? shaped the world of 2110? Thomas Blaine found himself living in a future where the discoveries and techniques imagined by people of his time, though realized, were completely overwhelmed by discoveries no one had ever dreamed of
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sheckley, Robert
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PerformerNote
Read by Bronson Pinchot
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  • Pinchot, Bronson
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Time travel
Target audience
adult
Label
Immortality, inc., Robert Sheckley, (eaudio)
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Publication
Note
hoopla date: 12/20/2012, 12/20/2012 to 12/31/9999
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unknown
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digital storage
Color
not applicable
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unknown
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 49 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781441736604
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10025166
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10025166
System control number
MWT10025166
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Immortality, inc., Robert Sheckley, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Note
hoopla date: 12/20/2012, 12/20/2012 to 12/31/9999
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 49 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781441736604
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10025166
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10025166
System control number
MWT10025166
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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