Mindscan

Robert J. Sawyer

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Jake Sullivan has cheated death: he's discarded his doomed biological body and copied his consciousness into an android form. The new Jake soon finds love, something that eluded him when he was encased in flesh: he falls for the android version of Karen, a woman rediscovering all the joys of life now that she too is no longer constrained by a worn-out body.  Karen's son sues her, claiming that by uploading into an immortal body, she has done him out of his inheritance. Even worse, the original version of Jake, consigned to die on the far side of the moon, has taken hostages there, demanding the return of his rights of personhood. In the courtroom and on the lunar surface, the future of uploaded humanity hangs in the balance.

Mindscan is vintage Sawyer--a feast for the mind and the heart.

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Praise for Mindscan:

"Sawyer lucidly explores fascinating philosophical conundrums."
--Entertainment Weekly

"A tale involving courtroom drama, powerful human emotion and challenging SF mystery. Sawyer juggles it all with intelligence and far-reaching vision worthy of Isaac Asimov."
--Starlog

"Sawyer deftly examines what a future might be like in two neighboring countries that have become polar opposites. And he focuses on the legal and moral ramifications involved in various definitions of humanity in an intriguing and stylistically fine story. Grade: A."
--Rocky Mountain News


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Robert J. Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer is the Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids, the Nebula Award-winning author of The Terminal Experiment, and the Aurora Award-winning author of FlashForward, basis for the ABC TV series. He is also the author of the WWW series—Wake, Watch and Wonder—and many other books. He was born in Ottawa and lives in Toronto.
 

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Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
December 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765329905
ISBN10: 0765329905
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$17.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
December 2005
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765349750
ISBN10: 0765349752
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 384 pages
$6.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
March 2005
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429914697
ISBN10: 1429914696
304 pages
$6.99
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