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Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die - Randall Munroe, James Foreman, K. Sekelsky, Camron Miller, John Chernega, David Michael Wharton, K.M. Lawrence, Jeffrey C. Wells, Vera Brosgol, Kit Yona, J. Jack Unrau, Jeff Stautz, Aaron Diaz, Matthew Bennardo, Yahtzee Croshaw, Douglas J. Lane, Brian Quinlan, Kate Beaton
Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die
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The machine had been invented a few years ago: a machine that could tell, from just a sample of your blood, how you were going to die. No dates, no details. Just a slip of paper with a few words spelling out your ultimate fate -- at once all-too specific and maddeningly vague.A top ten Amazon... show more
The machine had been invented a few years ago: a machine that could tell, from just a sample of your blood, how you were going to die. No dates, no details. Just a slip of paper with a few words spelling out your ultimate fate -- at once all-too specific and maddeningly vague.A top ten Amazon Customer Favorite in Science Fiction & Fantasy for 2010, The Machine of Death is an anthology of original stories bound together by a central premise. From the humorous to the adventurous to the mind-bending to the touching, the writers explore what the world would be like if a blood test could predict your death.But don't think for a moment this is a book entirely composed of stories about people meeting their ironic dooms. There is some of that, of course. But more than that, this is a genre-hopping collection of tales about people who have learned more about themselves then perhaps they should have, and how that knowledge affects their relationships, their perception of the world, and how they feel about themselves.Features thirty-four stories by Randall Munroe, Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, Tom Francis, Camille Alexa, Erin McKean, James L. Sutter, David Malki !, Ryan North, and many othersFeatures illustrations by Kate Beaton, Kazu Kibuishi, Aaron Diaz, Jeffrey Brown, Scott C., Roger Langridge, Karl Kershl, Cameron Stewart, and many others
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780982167120 (0982167121)
ASIN: B004AHK9ZA
Publisher: Machines of Death
Pages no: 452
Edition language: English
Series: Machine of Death (#1)
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The Golden Darter
The Golden Darter rated it
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sunpig
sunpig rated it
Lots of clever stories based around a single, fascinating premise. I had to take a break half-way though becuse it was making me think too much about mortality.
bibliokay
bibliokay rated it
5.0 Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die
This collection, centered around the premise of a machine that will accurately (but not necessarily precisely) predict how a person will die, was perfect. There wasn't a single story that I found uninteresting or poorly written. The editing was top notch and the collection portrayed a wide variety...
One Book Away From an Episode of Hoarders
One Book Away From an Episode of Hoarders rated it
3.0
Hit or miss bunch of short stories. Most were pretty good.
Deb's books
Deb's books rated it
5.0
I usually rate the stories in an anthology individually, but I'm not going to this time because there are so many (34), they're all short (won't gain anything by skipping any) and I think it's best served by one rating. I do wish the author names had been at the beginning of each story instead of ju...
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