Author of Circuit of Heaven
"Danvers's move to SF is a welcome one." Washington Post
THE PATH TO ETERNAL LIFE TRAVELS THROUGH CIRCUITRY
In his prophetic masterwork Circuit of Heaven, author Dennis Danvers created the "Bin," a computer-generated paradise into which the vast majority of the world's inhabitants escaped to live forever in virtual bliss. In END OF DAYS, Danvers returns us to this technological Eden--and to the ghost planet, Earth, which humanity abandoned.
Seventy years have passed since an army of religious zealots "destroyed" the Bin. Now, in the rubble of New Jerusalem--the ruined city once called Washington--a young Christian Soldier named Sam has uncovered a prototype housing a single uploaded personality. The release of renegade geneticist Walter Tillman from his hundred-year prison leads Sam to an even more astonishing discovery: the Bin, with its billions of inhabitants--including Tillman's lost lover, Stephanie, who desires the freedom of death--still exists, unbeknownst to the mad messianic leader Gabriel and his Army of the Lord.
But soon Gabriel, too, will learn of the Bin's survival. And as doubts erode Sam's religious fervor, as Tillman strives to reunite with his love, and events on Earth and in virtual Heaven move rapidly toward a violent, inescapable conclusion, the destinies of disembodied and planet-bound souls alike will converge.
And the consequences will be worlds-shattering.
"A worthy sequel to Circuit of Heaven...
a thoughtful and consistently entertaining book."
The New York Times Book Review
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When I quickly realized how few characters would be revisited in End of Days, I initially doubted whether I would enjoy this sequal to Circuit of Heaven. In many ways, this book stands alone and takes the concept of the Bin in an entirely new and satisfying direction. Even more interesting was how much more of the real world outside the Bin that Danvers reveals in this book. The most interesting move was in how he ended the story, taking what he might have milked into a third novel within this universe and turning it into an epic conclusion. I might have enjoyed seeing that novel, but I doubt this book would have offered a satisfying ending without that closure.