Immortality, inc. by Robert Sheckley
Thomas Blaine dies in 1958 to wake up in a different body in the year 2110. This book focuses on the consequences of having a corporation with the ability to guarantee survival after death and the effect knowledge of an afterlife has on society.
This book definitely has some of the feel of a 50's sci fi classic.
Things I loved:
- the exploration of the afterlife in a completely different way
- Questioning the relationship between body and mind
- Exploring the legality of murder in the new society
- The main character's tendency to philosophize about the topics. It was very heavy handed.
I have some mixed feelings about this book.