Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives - Chapters 13 through 16 Summary & Analysis

David Eagleman
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Chapter 13: Angst

After humans die, they expand back to their original enormous forms. It is not a happy situation since man's job is to maintain and support the entire cosmos although collapse seems imminent. If man does not do his job well, the entire Universe will be in jeopardy. These large creatures are given a vacation every three hundred years and most opt to take on human form and go to earth. The beings have fun—watch movies, drink alcohol and listen to music. The beings make friends, have fights and don't give the collapse of the universe one thought. They are concerned only with human pursuits. When the beings wear out their human bodies, they feel great sadness because they must return to the impossible chore of keeping the universe from collapsing.

Chapter 14: Oz

At the beginning of afterlife, each person...

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