David Darling, a science writer with a specialty in astronomy, talks about the survival of consciousness after death. He notes that "we are written into the narrative of nature." He covers a wide range of topics in his consideration of the afterlife, including near-death experiences, the Egyptian cult of the dead, Greek ideas on the nature of soul, Einstein's space-time, and the contemporary adoration of individuality. The reader, Michael Toms, gives added relish to these fascinating speculations.