This book, in the form of a diary, is a complement to the Tillian 5 Trilogy. The diary starts out as a prequel to “Tillian 5 - A New Beginning.” It continues on the same time line as “Tillian 5 - A New Beginning” but on Earth with no knowledge of the events unfolding on Tillian 5. The diary then merges with the beginning of “Tillian 5 - Return to Earth.”
The play “Flight of the Soul” contrasts several points of view about eternal life but features a “brain uploading” concept proffered by Ray Kurtzweil and others including the author. In the play Ray Kurtzweil is thinly disguised as Ray Kurtz. Others are archetypes of other points of view except Bob Mover (a Bill Moyers type) and Mrs. Altevine, a rich widow in search of eternal life.
Two long short stories 'Eternal M' and 'Big Al' dealing with brain downloading. In 'Eternal M' a Mafia Don finds a professor that he believes is his ticket to immortality. The professor has no idea what's in store for him. In 'Big Al' a multimillionaire used car salesman is enticed to join a group of very cerebral virtual people needing the money for their existence. A very bad idea.