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Welcome to Zeta City, where the whole world goes to die. Here, the Node System uploads the minds of the dying so they can spend eternity in a digital Promised Land. But, this cyber heaven is causing hell on earth for the living because the System forces them to earn Points to buy data in the afterlife.

Camille is a salty mercenary out to hoard as many Points as possible by
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Published March 28th 2019 by Black Rose Writing
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Apr 25, 2019 rated it liked it
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Questo libro ha un'idea di base che mi è piaciuta parecchio e un world building molto interessante: in questo mondo la morte vera, la dissoluzione di un essere vivente senza sapere cosa ci sia dopo è una cosa rara. La maggior parte dei territori, infatti, sono coperti da una rete (tecnologicamente parlando) che "carica" l'essenza di una persona nel Nodo, una specie di realtà virtuale in cui la vita continua a
Nikki Mitchell
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this crazy Sci-Fi novel, I found myself faced with ethical dilemmas, a fondness for terrorist hackers, and a yearning to off myself. Needless to say, this one was quite a ride! In a summary of the plot, a computer code was created around cities, allowing those who died to have their consciousness automatically uploaded into this digitized afterlife. So as long as you died within the safety of these “Node nets,” you were granted life everlasting. Most of the Earth has been netted as such, thou ...more
Jessica Bronder
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this future, people can live after death when their conscious is uploaded to the Node. But what kind of life they have in the Node depends on the credits they have earned before death, the more points the better the afterlife. Camille is someone that is hired to hunt down those that have died with debt and collect it. The main reason is to make sure her afterlife is very comfortable.

But then a rebel leader, Toy has decided that she is going to create an upload a virus which will cancel out t
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Forever People authored by Alison Lyke is an action-packed sci-fi thriller that consumed me. It is a short read, and there is a lot packed into this book, I was afraid that there would be no way to tell the story in so few pages. But I was pleasantly surprised and thrilled with the book overall.

Forever People tells the story of many different characters. However, the author titled her chapters based on the story told. They all intermingle, but I am a sucker for books written in this way. Admitte
Jessica Belmont
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alison Lyke has created one heck of a Sci-Fi novel. Forever People is fast-paced, clever and consuming. I read it in one sitting because I wasn't able to put it down.

Camile has the wonderful, no non-sense attitude that I just felt connected with immediately. She was real and raw, and everything I wanted in a character. The rest of the characters were also compelling in their own ways.

I loved the high stakes, dangerous mission. I was transported into this story and I felt like I was there. I was
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I did not know what to expect when I cracked this story open, but I soon found myself engaged in a religious conspiracy theory, unlike any other. This story had depths that I was not anticipating.

The story followed Camille, a bounty hunter like character who makes sure the dying pay their debts. In her world, the only afterlife is man-made and functions on a digital level. Unfortunately, only those who can pay and live in the right hemisphere can ascend.

I found the religious commentary to be qui
Brian  Dycus
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic sci-fi/cyber punk novel from a promising young author.
At its base, Forever People explores the possibility of uploading a consciousness to a network (the node), so that mortal life may be prolonged. The time allotted in the "node" is bought with a peculiar currency ("points") that can be earned and lost over the course of a lifetime.
Aside from an interesting exploration into the consequences of modern technology, the author also does a great job at developing the characters, who slow
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.
This sci-fi novel deals with the ethical dilemmas of the afterlife. What would you do to guarantee you could have whatever afterlife you wanted?
Camille makes her living by hunting down the recently deceased and collecting debts they may owe to the living. As a result she is well-set for her eventual afterlife. But what will Camille do when a virus hits the Node, threatening everything she’s worked for?
I really enjoyed this book. It really made me t
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Forever People is one of those books that invites you to let go and let the narrative lead you down a rabbit hole. Alison Lyke has crafted yet another strong work of fantasy/sci-fi on the heels of her first novel, Honey. Forever People, relies on a fairly complex and chaotic world as a framework for the answer to the unasked question, "What happens to us after we die?" as well as a backdrop for her strong characters: Toy, a renegade girl; Camille, her pursuer; and others who are caught up in a c ...more
S.K. Gregory
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Camille is a bounty hunter on the trail of Toy. They live in a world where your consciousness can be uploaded onto the cloud when you die. As long as you have enough points. An interesting read with some great characters. I like the idea behind it and who knows it could become a reality in the future! I would recommend it.
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Damn, this was not what I expected and it was so good!

In a future where you have to earn as much Node Points as you can in your life to be comfortable in your afterlife, we follow an unlikely bounty hunter and a young rebel as they struggle and learn and ultimately try to make the world a better place.
I really liked the author's style and immensely enjoyed the story. I would love to read more about this world.
Haley Renee The Caffeinated Reader

Forever People has just the sort of juicy sci-fi almost dystopia premise that I just love. The real world is the pits, no better than what we have here and now, but there’s a glimmer of hope, collect your Node Points and have an amazing afterlife with everything you could ever wish for, as long as you have the right amount of points, right?

Camille has been collecting an almost obscene amount of Node Points, or NPs as they’re called, and she has her o
John Parungao
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Imagine if the afterlife was something like The Matrix? Imagine if you could have any afterlife you wanted, but at a cost. The society in this novel is based on the idea of earning your afterlife by earning something called node points. After death your mind is uploaded to a VR paradise and your status is based on the node points you acquire while alive. Some people to out of their way to Get the most points; while others are trying to take down what they see as an unfair system.
This novel has a
Kim Lo
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Forever People is a futuristic sci-fi cyberpunk adventure where the world lives to accumulate Node Points which helps them get better treatment when they enter the Node after they die. As per the stories from the Founders which created this system. However, when Camille, a bounty hunter with a special gadget called the Confiner gets hired to catch a rebel before she commits suicide ends up losing out on that mission, things go sideways and a lot of secrets get discovered as a result. There’s a l ...more
Maurizio Codogno
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
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[Disclaimer: Ho ricevuto il libro grazie al programma Early Reviewer di LibraryThing]
Che cosa potrà mai andare male se un gruppo di scienziati sviluppa un modo per caricare la consapevolezza delle persone in un universo digitale, in modo che alla tua morte - se ti trovi in una zona "connessa"... potrai vivere per sempre? Beh, per esempio la gente potrebbe decidere di suicidarsi per arrivare prima nell'aldilà. Ecco così che gli sviluppatori, anzi i Fondatori, hanno contestu
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Unfortunately I had a difficult time getting through this sci-fi novel. It may be due to the formating. The chapters ended rather abruptly and the flow of the story seemed disjointed. Couldn't grasp who was who as the author changed points of views. The plot was intriguing but the execution poor.
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Alison is a fantasy and science fiction author and professor with a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing. Her debut novel, a modern mythology titled Honey, was published in 2013.

She lives in Rochester, New York with her partner Jon-Paul and two sons, Jonah and Isaac. When not reading or writing, Alison enjoys spending time in nature, practicing meditation and yoga, and playing video games.

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