Mindscan


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Mindscan


Mindscan

Author: Robert J. Sawyer

language: en

Publisher: Macmillan

Release Date: 2005-03-10

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Hugo Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer is back with Mindscan, 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. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Rollback


Rollback

Author: Robert J. Sawyer

language: en

Publisher: Tor Books

Release Date: 2007-04-03

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Exploring morals and ethics on both human and cosmic scales, Rollback is a new SF novel by Hugo and Nebula Award-winner Robert J. Sawyer. 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. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

What Minds Can Do


What Minds Can Do

Author: Pierre Jacob

language: en

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Release Date: 1997-01-23

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This 1997 book explores the representational powers of a person's mind.