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Award-winning sci-fi authors team up to write a chilling story about transferring the human mind to android bodies.

The afterlife should be perfect. Your lover and friends already uploaded themselves into aesthetically tweaked android bodies and you’re the last to transition. An eternity of adventures, parties, and companionship await, in an everlasting body designed to yo
Published October 21st 2019

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Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Some interesting elements (downloading a consciousness into an android body, sharing space in the same body with another, finding “work in the off-world colonies”, dastardly plots, and cats). The plot moves along quickly, but there were chapters that left me a little confused. I felt like several plot elements were introduced, then not all paid off. Not sure if this is because much more story is to come at some later date. Anyway, a quick read with some possibility.
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
This was my first experience with a Serial Box original story.

I thought this one was a bit all over the place and it felt too much like it was written by different people, which of course it was, but in a way that felt like they all took it in a different direction just because? I don't know.

I chose this story because I have books by all of the authors on my TBR, and thought it would be a nice introduction to their writing. I was wrong but I won't hold that against them, they are still in my TB
Mar 27, 2020 rated it liked it
This is an odd little book. Little because its only 9 chapters of 10 to 12 min. each in narrated length, so roughly an hour and half listening time. And odd because each chapter is written by a different author! I listened because Mary Robinette Kowal (whom I Adore!) wrote chapter 8.

The only other book that I've ever read that was written this way was a story called Prep for Doom (which was awesome, I might add), but that's where the similarity ends! Because unlike Prep for Doom where all the in
Laura (crofteereader)
I wanted more of the Major, but I was NOT expecting that ending.

I love the concept of authors passing a story around, seeing where the person before you takes things and just running with it. Embodied is like that - and so is The Exquisite Corpse, if you're checking Realm for short and interesting reads or listens.

We lost sight of our original objective by the end, but we did accomplish something. Though we only get conclusions for two out of five of the main players. And no real explanation of
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
The first 4 chapters were really intriguing! Then it went in a direction I didn't expect. It was short and unexpectedly funny, I guess. I liked certain authors and chapters better than others and wasn't surprised by my preferences! I also did not think Leslie Murphy was a guy. ...more
Listened to this for free via Serialbox app. Was really a silly, fun, quick story. Just when I thought it was getting going, it ended abruptly with a really good laugh.
May 03, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: audiobook, sci-fi
No. It's like each author was trying to trip up the next author, which I'm sure was lots of fun to write, but is not lots of fun to read. It's just too much of a disjointed jumble. ...more
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Madeline Ashby is a science fiction writer and strategic foresight consultant living in Toronto. She has been writing fiction since she was about thirteen years old. (Before that, she recited all her stories aloud, with funny voices and everything.) Her fiction has appeared in Nature, Tesseracts, Escape Pod, FLURB, the Shine Anthology, and elsewhere. Her non-fiction has appeared at, ...more

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