Help. I recall reading a GREAT Sci-Fi story sometime in the late 70's or early 80's and can't recall the title.
In the book a man's consciousness is sent back in time and downloaded into the body of a young woman. His goal was to capture and download the consciousness of humans as they die so that they can be recovered in the far future and added to the whole of all humans who ever lived.
The book tied together life after death, the singularity (although that term was not used), and several other interesting plot threads.
One note: I think I recall that the first line of the book was "Every word in the story is a lie", and the last line on the last page was, "Every word of this story is true".