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Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives Setting & Symbolism

David Eagleman
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Objects/Places

Afterlife

There are a multitude of different scenarios for the "afterlife," in the book, "Sum." The author uses his creative imagination to create unique takes on the subject of the afterlife.

Quark

In "Conservation," everything is created such as the universe, stars, planets, life by a single quark.

Book of Truth

In the story, "Apotasy" the female god greets all the new arrivals into the afterlife by giving them a copy of the Book of Truth that contains all the answers to creation.

Center of the Earth

In "Narcissus," the creators who are called Cartographers live in the center of the earth where the afterlife is located.

Asteroids

In "Adhesion," man is created by large beings called "Collectors," who live on asteroids.

Heaven

When people wake up in the afterlife in "Perpetuity," they find themselves in the suburbs and they realize they are considered sinners. Even so, they...

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