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Sci-fi novels often give readers a distant glimpse into a potential future, but Afterlife Code by J.M. Erickson may provide a peek into future events for this generation. In this story, neural implants have been designed to treat many different diseases and disorders of the brain, but for Dr. Melanie Sage and Robert Cobb, her therapist, an unexpected malfunction of this new technology tosses them into another world…a world they each possess in their own mind.
This thrilling novel combines religious philosophy, scientific exploration, and the limitations of the human mind with brilliant clarity. Rather than giving one picture of existence, it presents many as these two characters embark on a journey of self-discovery within the endless complexity of a computer program.
The overarching theme of the book is to do the most that you can with your life, so that when it comes to an end, you can look back with a smile. Heartfelt and genuine, this short book probes into the challenging depths of human nature – family, friendship, purpose and happiness – and shows that at the core, humans are all fighting the same battle. With a straightforward writing style and a message that the world needs to hear, Afterlife Code is a timely and thoughtful novel that shouldn’t be missed. - John Staughton, SPR