Who: A Novel of the Near Future

Who: A Novel of the Near Future

by Karen A. Wyle

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Overview

Have they changed their minds? Or have their minds been changed?Death is no longer the end. Those who prepare, and can afford it, may have their memories and personalities digitally preserved. The digitally stored population can interact with the world of the living, remaining part of their loved ones' lives. They can even vote.

But digital information has its vulnerabilities.

After the young and vital Thea dies and is stored, her devoted husband Max starts to wonder about changes in her preoccupations and politics. Are they simply the result of the new company she keeps? Or has she been altered without her knowledge and against her will?And if Thea is no longer herself, what can they do?

Blending near-future speculation with courtroom drama, this novel explores the technical, legal, and ethical ramifications of a technology that many see over the horizon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990564195
Publisher: Oblique Angles Press
Publication date: 12/07/2016
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Karen A. Wyle was born a Connecticut Yankee, but moved every few years throughout her childhood and adolescence. After college in California, law school in Massachusetts, and a mercifully short stint in a large San Francisco law firm, she moved to Los Angeles, where she met her now-husband, who hates L.A. They eventually settled in Bloomington, Indiana, home of Indiana University. They have two wildly creative daughters, and a sweet but neurotic dog.

Wyle's voice is the product of almost five decades of reading both literary and genre fiction. It is no doubt also influenced, although she hopes not fatally tainted, by her years of law practice. Her personal history has led her to focus on often-intertwined themes of family, communication, unintended consequences, and the persistence of unfinished business.

Wyle is the author of six novels and one nonfiction book. The latter has the insanely ambitious goal of summarizing American law for the benefit of authors, law students, and anyone wishing to know more about the legal landscape they must inevitably navigate.

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