Joseph Raz (Columbia): Death in Our Life. Rafe McGregor and Ema Sullivan-Bissett (York): Better No Longer to Be. Brooke Alan Trisel on how best to prevent future persons from suffering: A reply to Benatar. We all believe that death is bad, but why is death bad? On immortal being and nothingness: It may turn out that eternity doesn’t suck at all. Sissela Bok reviews The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death by Jill Lepore. Life advice: Think more about death. Why you probably won’t experience your own traumatic death. Close Encounters of the Cancer Kind: Is philosophy a preparation for death? An interview with Patrick Stokes, author of "Ghosts in the Machine: Do the Dead Live On in Facebook?" How close is science to being able to scan the contents of a human brain for future use? From Cryonics, Ralph Merkle on the allocation of long term care costs at Alcor. From CMAJ, welcome to the nuances of cryonics; and Michael Monette on the church of cryopreservation, entirely consistent with the basic tenets of medicine, providers argue. From Chronosphere, Mike Darwin on Cryonics: Failure Analysis (and part 2 and part 3 and part 4 and part 5 and part 6).