Saturday, March 24, 2007

Deathhunter - Ian Watson

Deathhunter is set in a society that has abandoned its fear of death. There is money in this, as well as in the prior religions, as a profession of 'death guiding' has sprung up to help people deal with oblivion.

The main character here, a man by the name of Todhunter, is one such professional. However, he has a bit of a different view, and his exploration of this milieu is the thing.

He starts asking philosophical questions like 'hey, what if you do get an afterlife, but only if someone slaughters you first?'. Tricky things like that.

3 out of 5

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