The Last Word Cemetery is a mind-bending mash-up of tragic love and apocalyptic mayhem…in which the cemetery itself is responsible for both the chaos and the ray of hope at the end of the world. There is something for everyone in this hilarious, poignant, irreverently told story.Tobias McCreedy, the lead character in Part One, is a wealthy humanitarian whose world is shattered when his wife dies only a few years into their marriage. Solace and inspiration come from an unexpected source—the gardener who tends the McCreedy estate. The gardener describes the Mexican Day of the Dead observance, which inspires Tobias to build a magnificent necropolis in which the dead can have the last word. No longer, Tobias resolves, will lifetimes of experience be obliterated by time. But what will be the mode of expression?Tobias turns to his young scientist friend, Lobsang Liu, to create memorial holograms of the deceased. Lobsang more than succeeds at his task, and the Last Word Cemetery endures for centuries.In Part Two, the riotous, biting satire breaks loose. Twelve thousand years later, a team of archaeologists uncovers the vault of the Last Word Cemetery. Most of the holograms stored within it are still viewable, and their content blows to hell all the concepts upon which “Second-World” society is based. We follow March Archaeologist-Engineer 68 and Credence Archaeologist 741 as they come to grips with recalibrating reality. The archaeologists decide to make the holograms known to the public, and pandemonium breaks out. But this time, as far as planet Earth is concerned, there are no more punches left on the ticket.