Most blue collar workers are idle. A company has found a process to reanimate dead bodies to do the work. Dipped in a processing material,out fitted with an implant, the dead are now Servants.

“See, with our microprocessors we can tap directly into the Net, just like an interface… link up, we can restring databases, divert informational queries …..”

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The company tells us it is so we can spend our new found time to focus on our intellect. But people need reasons to go about their lives. Most find that work gives them a sense of purpose, others find a new religion.

The new Servants have no memories and only obey given commands. But as with all things, there are exceptions to the rule; some Servants have regained clips of their before-death lives and start to wonder.

Why is this on our bookshelf?

With over forty bestsellers Kevin J. Anderson is a well-known name in the world of science fiction. Resurrection, INC  is his debut novel and the creative storyline, even revisited 25 years later, gives a hint of what was to come from this author.

Note: We received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

Rating (4 stars)

The reanimated dead, implanted with microprocessors to serve people as needed. Zealots belonging to a dreamed-up neo-satanic cult. A police state created to protect the citizens from non-existent crimes. No government, only a powerful company that dictates at will. This is the setting of Resurrection Inc.

This book was written 25 years ago and the story still holds up very well.

The book talks about the “Net”, which we now know as the internet. The relationship that develops with many reluctant heroes is pleasant to read about. What is really interesting is that the story could, with minor changes, be told either in the distant future or in the ancient past.

This can really make one think about the intertwined nature of death and religion.