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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Will McIntosh Narrator: Kevin T. Collins, Eileen Stevens, Ali Ahn Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2013 ISBN: 9781619696723
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In the future, love is complicated and death is not necessarily the end. Love Minus Eighty follows several interconnected people in a disquieting vision of romantic life in the century to come.


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 story, the lovelorn navigate a world in which technology has reached the outer limits of morality and romance.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “How do we keep on connecting in our ever-growing maze of social technologies? How can love succeed in the techno-surround we’ve trapped ourselves in? These are the questions Will McIntosh explores in this tightly plotted tangle of love stories. The stirring result casts a clear and knowing eye on our current society, from the best viewpoint of all: the future.”

    Kim Stanley Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of 2312

  • “The dystopic view of the future is both frightening and plausible, while the characters keep the story grounded in the details of human existence.”

    Library Journal

  • “An emotionally and sociologically genuine-seeming vision of the twenty-second century. Intriguing, quirky, perversely charming, and definitely affecting.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • How do we keep on connecting in our ever-growing maze of social technologies? How can love succeed in the techno-surround we've trapped ourselves in? These are the questions Will McIntosh explores in this tightly plotted tangle of love stories. The stirring result casts a clear and knowing eye on our current society, from the best viewpoint of all: the future. New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson on Love Minus Eighty
  • Credible, compelling and relentless ... the best and most disturbing moments will stay with the reader for a long time.—
    Locus, on Soft Apocalypse
  • "A prime example of masterful storytelling--the characters are so well-drawn you feel like they're sitting beside you.
    Mur Lafferty, author of The Afterlife Series, onHitchers
  • "An intriguing story that explores the meaning of what it is to be dead. Far from the usual 'occult' tale, this original and intelligent work well illustrates the complexity of the human soul.
    Pat Whitaker, author of Antithesis and Mindset, onHitchers
  • Grimly plausible.. this SF romance is a fine piece of work. SFX
  • Will McIntosh has created a highly plausible future... a good conceit with a great deal of potential. SciFi Now
  • A very intense page-turner of a book. SFCrowsnest
  • Building his Hugo-winning short story "Bridesicle" into a novel, McIntosh takes a cold-eyed look at relationships in a grim future... Fans of "what if?" SF will enjoy this dystopian tale. Publishers Weekly on Love Minus Eighty
  • McIntosh manages to show how technology can both divide and unite us while delivering a highly entertaining tale. RT Book Reviews on Love Minus Eighty
  • McIntosh paints an intriguing picture of a society ruled by celebrity culture. Daily Mail
  • McIntosh manages to show how technology can both divide and unite us while delivering a highly entertaining tale. RT Book Reviews
  • [Love Minus Eighty] manages to deliver a light, romantic story without ever sacrificing its dark vision of the future. i09
  • More people should be reading Will McIntosh. Tor.com
  • Love Minus Eighty is a book that makes me envious as a writer: a clever premise, brilliantly executed. More importantly, though, it's a book that thrilled and delighted me as a reader, chilling and touching at the same time, a great story that stimulates the mind, the heart and the nerves. Charles Yu, the author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
  • McIntosh's latest novel combines sf future tech with horror to craft a story that is both disturbing and hopeful as it questions the value of a life on borrowed time. The dystopic view of the future is both frightening and plausible, while the characters keep the story grounded in the details of human existence. Library Journal on Love Minus Eighty
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About the Author
Author Will McIntoshWill McIntosh is a Hugo award winner and Nebula finalist whose short stories have appeared in Asimov's(where he won the 2010 Reader's Award for short story), Strange Horizons, Interzone, and Science Fiction and Fantasy: Best of the Year, among others. His first novel, Soft Apocalypse, was released in 2011 from Night Shade Books, and his second novel, Hitchers, was released in February, 2012. In 2008 he became the father of twins.
About the Narrators

Kevin T. Collins is an actor, singer, narrator, and recording artist with a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has performed in numerous theater performances, including Angels, City of Angels, Paradise Lost, and on television in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, As the World Turns, and The Guiding Light.

Eileen Stevens is a voice-over actress living and working in New York City. Her voice can be heard on cartoons, promos, programs for English-language learners, and audiobooks. She currently is the voice of Iris on Pokémon and a frequent audiobook narrator. In addition, she’s directed and produced audiobooks for over six years. Stevens is also a graduate student in speech language pathology at Hunter College.

Ali Ahn is a film, television, and voice actor. Her acting credits include appearances on Law & Order, Ugly Betty, White Collar, and Zero Hour. She has also narrated numerous audio books, such as Honolulu by Alan Brennert, This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen, Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas, and Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart.