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This Is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death
Edited by Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, and David Malki
Cover Artist: Hachette Book Group
Review by Benjamin Wald
Grand Central Publishing Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781455529391
Date: 16 July 2013 List Price $18.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

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Product Description: If a machine could predict how you would die, would you want to know? This is the tantalizing premise of This Is How You Die, the brilliant follow-up anthology to the self-published bestseller, Machine of Death.

The machines started popping up around the world. The offer was tempting: with a simple blood test, anyone could know how they would die. But the machines didn't give dates or specific circumstances--just a single word or phrase. DROWNED, CANCER, OLD AGE, CHOKED ON A HANDFUL OF POPCORN. And though the predictions were always accurate, they were also often frustratingly vague. OLD AGE, it turned out, could mean either dying of natural causes, or being shot by an elderly, bedridden man in a botched home invasion. The machines held onto that old-world sense of irony in death: you can know how it's going to happen, but you'll still be surprised when it does.

(Source: Grand Central Publishing)

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