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Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives - Chapters 5 through 8 Summary & Analysis

David Eagleman
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Chapters 5 through 8 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 5: Giantess

The afterlife is soft, everything seems to be focused on comfort. The floors are cushioned and the walls are padded. A hard surface is impossible to find. A princely-looking man appears but explains he is not a god. He is from another star system and has studied earthlings extensively. He has found them to be the least tranquil and content of all beings. Earthlings are predicted to continue making weapons and advancing their space programs. They will make the heavens noisy with all their arms and vehicles. The man explains that all living creatures from all solar systems and planets are connected by a large living mass that is referred to as the Giantess. She consists of hundreds of billions of cells.

The Giantess is so vast that the man and his people were not even aware of her existence for...

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