I fear for Kuhn’s sanity. And, as I can’t stop reading, for mine, too.
Mr. Kuhn captures that sense of confusion experienced by normal people who get caught up in events that make it feel like the Earth is rotating in the wrong direction and clocks are speeding up and slowing down.
We have learned that you have been diagnosed with a terminal disease for which there is no cure. Please accept our condolences.
Your physician or therapist may have spoken to you about the “five stages of dying,” defined by the Swiss psychiatrist Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. We offer you a sixth stage: taking someone with you.
A shadowy organization known as the Accountability Institute is recruiting people with fatal diseases to take out the rich, powerful members of the elite who live beyond the reach of the law.
After killing a man on live TV with the help of the AI, Mathew Freeman learns that there’s been a mistake—he’s not actually dying.
Now a wanted criminal in excellent health, Mat must flee his pursuers, unravel the secrets of the conspiracy that recruited him, and find his place in the dizzying destruction of modern America’s moral landscape.
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE SIXTH STAGE OF DYING
Roland Kuhn’s latest work is an entertaining romp—an action-adventure, sci-fi, dystopian fugitive on-the-lam novel full of unexpected yet disturbingly plausible plot twists and social commentary on a not-so-distant future. Somehow it all works, God only knows why. This Rube Goldberg-machine of a novel is an instant classic in the emergent genre of the Kuhnesque.
Professor Paul Litt
A page-turner that dares to ask big questions, only to arrive at very strange answers… Kuhn’s fast-paced killing spree shows a wild justice at work.
Professor NICHOLAS VON MALTZAHN
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Since then, to the surprise of many, Dr. Kuhn has been a relatively productive citizen. He is a Principal Research Officer at a large scientific organization based in Ottawa. His expertise is principally in the fields of speech technology and machine translation. His contributions to these fields include the cache language model, the eigenvoice family of speaker adaptation techniques, and coarse bilingual language models for machine translation. He is named as an inventor or co-inventor on 31 US patents.
Dr. Kuhn is not a member of any known assassination conspiracy.
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