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A Once-Dead Genius in the Kennel of Master Morticue Ambergrand

From deathbed to pet hood & beyond in Earth's distant future

by R. Gary Raham

A Once-Dead Genius in the Kennel of Master Morticue Ambergrand
Part of the Dead Geniuses series:
Editions:Paperback - First Edition: $ 15.00
ISBN: 9780996881944
Size: 9.00 x 6.00 in
Pages: 248

What happens when you die, but the universe isn’t done with you? You might end up as the pet of a giant worm-a-pede alien and…if you survive your evolved descendants and rogue aliens of 1 million A.D…discover you have more in common with intelligent worms than you ever thought possible. Yes, all this might happen if you are Albert Rudyard Goldstein—the discoverer of the Biomic Network Algorithm—who thought his time had come. He had done his part to make the world a better place. Now he deserved—even looked forward to—a peaceful and mercifully succinct death. But the universe had other plans...

Cover Artists:
Tropes: Alien Artifacts, Alien Invasion, Cross-Species Friendships, First Contact, Immortality, Time Travel
Word Count: 60,000
Setting: Far Future, post-extinction event
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
Reviews:Kirkus Reviews on Kirkus Reviews wrote:

“The arch tone should remind readers of Kurt Vonnegut, although Raham is better grounded in exobiology and science and displays a more upbeat outlook for the human (and non-human) condition in this engaging tale.”

About the Author

Gary Raham writes both science fact and science fiction, and is a firm believer that the latter often excites a new generation of scientists to discover more of the former. Armed with degrees in biology from the University of Michigan, Raham taught high school science before pursuing careers in writing, illustration, and design. Raham has won numerous awards for his books, articles, and artwork. Raham’s writing has been known to make a reader laugh and think simultaneously with no known deleterious effects. His most recent SF title is A Twice-Dead Genius Comporting with Misunderstood Abominations. Learn more at