Rollback

Robert J. Sawyer

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Dr. Sarah Halifax decoded the first-ever radio transmission received from aliens thirty-eight years ago. Now, a second message is received, and Sarah, now eighty-seven, may hold the key to deciphering this one, too…if she lives long enough.
 
A wealthy industrialist offers to pay for Sarah to have a rollback—a hugely expensive experimental rejuvenation procedure. She accepts on condition that Don, her husband of sixty years, gets a rollback, too. The process works for Don, making him physically twenty-five again. But in a tragic twist, the rollback fails for Sarah, leaving her in her eighties.
 
While Don tries to deal with his newfound youth and the suddenly vast age gap between him and his wife, Sarah heroically struggles to figure out what a signal from the stars contains before she dies.

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Praise for Rollback:

"This is what SF is supposed to be about: Discovery as carried out by real people. A joy to read; a superb novel."  —Jack McDevitt, author of Odyssey

"Likeable characters facing big ethical dilemmas…[a] smoothly readable near-future SF novel."  
Publisher's Weekly, starred review

“Sawyer’s near-future speculative fiction reveals many advances in medicine and robotics. But it’s the humanness of the closeness (and the distance) between Sarah and Don that makes Rollback an early candidate for sci-fi book of the year.”  —The Kansas City Star


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Robert J. Sawyer

ROBERT J. SAWYER lives in Ontario, Canada. He has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel.

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Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
May 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765332400
ISBN10: 076533240X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$17.99

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Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
February 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765349743
ISBN10: 0765349744
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 320 pages
$6.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429952132
ISBN10: 142995213X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$6.99
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