PAPERBACK ISBN: 978-0-9943704-7-1
307 pages with six black and white illustrations. Ask your library to order a copy today!
SPOILERS & TEASERS
A dying man's life flashes past as science fiction stories created by his panicked brain. Trying to make sense of its imminent demise, the brain tells tales of monster flies, and time machines, and weird factories, and a library of unreachable books. As it fights to stay in the past, forever circling its final moments, the dementing organ casts itself as The Great Mind, a god-like entity at the end of time. This Sum of the Dead resets a repeatedly breaking universe, trying to put things right. The Time Aerials are its own tree-like brain cells whose fractal branches leak into time and create consciousness itself. But the brain, like all artists, leaves clues and conceits and signatures hidden in plain sight...
But this is metafiction, and the brain is an unreliable narrator. Perhaps the book is an instruction manual. Once you've read Time Aerials, getYesterday Makers and Pierce, Qualia, & The Time Ship to find out.
Philosophical dogs, obviously, but really anyone preoccupied with the nature of consciousness and death. And that's most people over fifty. By the way, our furry reader is Ollie the shih tzu, who features, sometimes with superpowers, in several other books.