Sum by David Eagleman
“This gorgeously produced, wee sliver of a book packs an enormous punch” says one reviewer on Amazon, and they’re not wrong (Philip Pullman is a big fan, too). Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman is intelligent, speculative fiction – easy enough to read a few pages on the way to work, but provocative enough to set you thinking all day long about the themes it raises. David’s own background is unusually broad – by day, he heads the Eagleman Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine – and by night, he writes. Listen, and you’ll see why Brian Eno set twelve of of David’s “Sums” to music. First part of David’s interview runs today – more tomorrow.