To test his theories of immortality and life after death, Dr. Peter Hobson has created three electronic simulations of his own personality. The first has all knowledge of physical existence edited out, to simulate life after death. The second is without knowledge of aging or death, to simulate immortality. The third is unmodified, a control. Now they are free. One is a killer.
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About the Author
Robert J. Sawyer has been called “the dean of Canadian science fiction” by The Ottawa Citizen.
He is one of only seven writers in history—and the only Canadian—to win all three of the world’s top awards for best science-fiction novel of the year: the Hugo (which he won in 2003 for Hominids), the Nebula (which he won in 1995 for The Terminal Experiment), and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (which he won in 2005 for Mindscan).
In total, Rob has authored over 18 science-fiction novels and won forty-one national and international awards for his fiction, including a record-setting ten Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards (“Auroras”) and the Toronto Public Library Celebrates Reading Award, one of Canada’s most significant literary honors. In 2008, he received his tenth Hugo Award nomination for his novel Rollback.
His novels have been translated into 14 languages. They are top-ten national mainstream bestsellers in Canada and have hit number one on the Locus bestsellers’ list.
Born in Ottawa in 1960, Rob grew up in Toronto and now lives in Mississauga (just west of Toronto), with poet Carolyn Clink, his wife of twenty-four years.
He was the first science-fiction writer to have a website, and that site now contains more than one million words of material.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Well truth be told, I did read this book in one sitting, I really couldn't put it down. On the other hand, the whole sub-plot of the affair between the main charactor and his wife sounds more like the author dealing with personal problems than an important part of the story. The mystery will keep you guessing to the end however. This book is a pretty good read.
Another very good read by Robert J. Sawyer. I may have had more fun finding mistakes in this story when I read it than just following the story itself. I know I mentioned a few of them to others. It seemed like just about everything that happened between the writing of this book and the time the story was set in (up to December 2011 which is when I actually read the book) was different from what happened in the book except the name of the current pope. If a certain author hadn't died young, a part of this story might have been more true, and close to the mention of that author in the book, it mentioned someone else that's currently alive as having passed on. Of course when the book was written it would have been safe to guess they end up the other way around.