Immortality, Inc.Robert Sheckley
A rare, shorter version of Immortality, Inc. was published in 1958 as Immortality, Delivered. The novel inspired the deservedly obscure 1992 film Freejack.
After dying in an accident, Thomas Blaine awakens in a future where the afterlife is a scientifically proven fact, but access to it requires expensive training, so that in practice only the rich can afford Heaven. There is a black market trade in bodies for those who prefer immortality on earth, and Zombies colonize the inner cities.
Genres: science fiction
Robert Sheckley (1928–2005) was a Hugo and Nebula nominated American author. First published in the science fiction magazines of the 1950s, his numerous quick-witted stories and novels were famously unpredictable, absurdist and comical.
Sheckley was given the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2001.