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The Postmortal book coverThe Postmortal by Drew Magary was selected as the FYRE book for 2014-2015.


This dystopian novel follows John Farrell in a future when a "cure" for aging has been found.  Imagine how your life might be different if you didn't age (biologically) beyond 29.  Should such a cure be legalized? Who would be eligible, and how would it be funded?  Should everyone receive the cure? If not, how do we decide eligibility? How would standardized health care cope with the prospect? How would our other social infrastructures respond?


The book will be used for the First Year Reading Experience (during orientation, in freshman composition classes, and in other activities throughout the school year), and the FYRE Committee also encourages all members of the University and Chattanooga community to participate in the year's reading experience and the related activities.


Events and activities related to FYRE will scheduled throughout the year, and information will be posted regularly to this site.


ATTENTION INCOMING FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS: Check back soon for updates on your first college assignment. 

  • Your first task is to purchase and read the book before your arrive for Move-in! Ready, Set, Read!


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