Love Minus Eighty

by Will McIntosh

Love Minus Eighty

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Will McIntosh explores the disparate love lives of people in a world where death is not necessarily the end, and a cryogenics program turns women who die young and beautiful into "bridesicles."

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Critics' Lists: Summer 2013

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McIntosh's novel grew out of an award-winning short story, and he's done justice to his original idea while also expanding the world around it in a fascinating way. Imagine a Jane Austen novel set in one of Philip K. Dick's media-saturated worlds, and you've got the idea. Love Minus Eighty is set in a near-future world where the rich wear full-body computers and are constantly surrounded by virtual "followers" who hang onto their every conversation — while also rating them for

Annalee Newitz

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