An old man shares his secret for happiness. The two halves of the brain debate the meaning of life. A young man explains why he chose life over death. An explorer and his team are trapped in a hostile environment, the fate of their extremely important mission in doubt. A common tradesman must solve an unanswered question to win the love of a princess; he seeks the answer with a reclusive hermit deep in the mountains. The stories in When Zero Died aren’t ordinary: They draw on some of the oldest, classic forms in storytelling—allegory and myth—to explore what it means to live a thoughtful, selfless life in a chaotic, selfish world. They blur the line between science and religion to show how deeply interconnected the world, and everything in it, really is. Full of sharp intelligence, humor, and pathos, When Zero Died will make you think about how perfectly ordered and designed the universe is, and will force you to re-consider how you live your own life.