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The Future of Death

These are the slides to illustrate the talk I’m giving at the Nebula Conference tomorrow afternoon. This is my first time sharing my slides like this, so I hope it works!

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Is the Cemetery Dead?

Is the Cemetery Dead? by David Charles Sloane My rating: 4 of 5 stars I really liked Sloane’s other cemetery book, The Last Great Necessity: Cemeteries in American History. Times have changed since that was written and cemeteries have started … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #163: Neptune Memorial Reef

Neptune Memorial Reef International waters off of Key Biscayne, Florida N 25° 42.036′ W 80° 05.409′ Founded: 2007 Size: 16 acres Number of interments: There are 1200 places available “in the reef’s initial development.” More than 200 placements have been … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Coimetrophobia

by David Bingham Here is a word that you may not be familiar with: coimetrophobia, the fear of cemeteries. My Portuguese wife does not share my love of burial grounds. Intimations of mortality cause her acute anxiety. Gravestones, mausoleums, hearses, … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Martinique—an Island of Mystery

by K. R. Morrison Martinique was one of the stops on our 1996 cruise of the Caribbean, one that my husband and I were eager to explore. After all, this might be the only time we’d be here, and we wanted to … Continue reading

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