"You're nothing unless someone decides to wake you up, pull you back into existence, give you a second chance at life, at love."
Will McIntosh’s upcoming novel Love Minus Eighty, is coming out soon, and it’s got a positively creepy trailer to go along with it. Expanded off of McIntosh’s Hugo-award winning novel, ‘Bridesicle’, (which you can read here, Escape Pod) it follows what happens after life when you’re cryogenically frozen and waiting for another chance.
Here’s the description:
In the future, love is complicated and death is not necessarily the end. Entire waking lives are entangled in social technology, yet people have never felt so far apart. Love Minus Eighty follows several interconnected people in this disquieting vision of our romantic future.
There’s Rob, who accidentally kills a jogger, then sacrifices all to visit her in a cryogenic dating facility, seeking forgiveness but instead falling in love.
Veronika, a shy dating coach, finds herself coaching the very woman who is stealing the man she loves.
And Mira, a gay woman accidentally placed in a heterosexual dating center near its inception, desperately seeks a way to reunite with her frozen partner as the years pass.
In this daring and big-hearted novel based on the Hugo-winning short short story, the lovelorn navigate a word in which technology has reached the outer limits of morality and romance.
Love Minus Eighty will be released on June 11th, 2013. We also highly recommend checking out his first two books, Soft Apocalypse and Hitchers.