Mindscan

Robert J. Sawyer

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Robert J. Sawyer's Hominids, the first volume of his bestselling Neanderthal Parallax trilogy, won the 2003 Hugo Award, and its sequel, Humans, was a 2004 Hugo nominee. Now he's back with a pulse-pounding, mind-expanding standalone novel, rich with his signature philosophical and ethical speculations, all grounded in cutting-edge science.
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's no longer constrained by a worn-out body either.
But suddenly 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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CHAPTER 1


Twenty-Seven Years Later: August 2045There were perhaps a hundred people in the ballroom of Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York Hotel, and at least half of them had only a short time left to live.Of course, being rich, those who were near death had mostly availed themselves of the best cosmetic treatments: face-lifts, physiognomic rebuilds, even a few facial transplants. I found it unsettling to see twenty-year-old visages attached to stooped bodies, but at least the transplants looked better than the ghastly tautness of one face-lift too many.

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Robert J. Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer was born in Ottawa and lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He has won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel.

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