This Is How You Die

This Is How You Die Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death

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If a machine could predict how you would die, would you want to know? This is the tantalizing premise of This Is How You Die, the brilliant follow-up anthology to the self-published bestseller, Machine of Death.

THIS IS HOW YOU DIE
Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death

The machines started popping up around the world. The offer was tempting: with a simple blood test, anyone could know how they would die. But the machines didn't give dates or specific circumstances-just a single word or phrase. DROWNED, CANCER, OLD AGE, CHOKED ON A HANDFUL OF POPCORN. And though the predictions were always accurate, they were also often frustratingly vague. OLD AGE, it turned out, could mean either dying of natural causes, or being shot by an elderly, bedridden man in a botched home invasion. The machines held onto that old-world sense of irony in death: you can know how it's going to happen, but you'll still be surprised when it does.

This addictive anthology--sinister, witty, existential, and fascinating--collects the best of the thousands of story submissions the editors received in the wake of the success of the first volume, and exceeds the first in every way.

Book information

ISBN: 9781455529391
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Imprint: Grand Central Publishing
Pub date:
Edition: First edition
DEWEY: 813.010806
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xii, 492
Weight: 676g
Height: 153mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 35mm