Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh

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This is speculative fiction at its most personal and powerful, extrapolating current social and technological trends and exploring how they would affect future people...
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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.
 

About Will McIntosh

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Will McIntosh is a Hugo Award winner and Nebula Award finalist whose debut novel, Soft Apocalypse, was published by Night Shade in 2011. His short fiction has appeared in Asimov's (where his story "Bridesicle" won the 2010 Reader's Award, as well as the 2010 Hugo Award for Best Short Story), Strange Horizons, Science Fiction and Fantasy: Best of the Year, and others. A New Yorker transplanted to the rural south, Will is a psychology professor at Georgia Southern University, where he studies Internet dating, and how people's TV, music, and movie choices are affected by recession and terrorist threat. In 2008 he became the father of twins.
 
Published June 11, 2013 by Orbit. 419 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Apr 15 2013

It’s not clear why insurance covers freezing for centuries but not restoration, and the plot relies heavily on coincidence...

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Excellent
on Apr 16 2013

This is speculative fiction at its most personal and powerful, extrapolating current social and technological trends and exploring how they would affect future people...

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