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Publisher Description

Dr. Sarah Halifax decoded the first-ever radio transmission received from aliens. Thirty-eight years later, a second message is received and Sarah, now 87, 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 struggles to do again what she'd done once before: figure out what a signal from the stars contains. Exploring morals and ethics on both human and cosmic scales, Rollback is the big new SF novel for 2007 by Hugo and Nebula Award-winner Robert J. Sawyer.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2007
April 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tom Doherty Associates
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
349.1
KB

Customer Reviews

Dwardeng ,

Thematic

This novel blends the concepts of alien contact with the frailty and mortality of humans. Well done Mr. Sawyer!

Red Double L ,

Brilliant!

Love this book and this author! I started with the Hominid series, and I'm currently reading the Far-seer series! Excellent writing. Reminds me a lot of Robert Heinlein in his ability to make you really care about the story and the characters while at the same time giving Isaac Asimov calibre scientific descriptions! Not to mention his very interesting different takes on the creator/ evolution theme. Definitely an author to savor!

Putnamdenizen ,

Shoddy

Decent story. I am amazed, however, by the shoddy copy editing. The digital book is replete with typos.

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