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Rollback Mass Market Paperback – 27 Feb 2008

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Tor; Reprint edition (27 Feb. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765349744
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765349743
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.1 x 17.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 968,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review

"Sawyer has quietly become one of our most important science-fiction writers, examining different philosophical and ethical problems that come with advancing technology. In "Mindscan . . . "he focuses on the legal and moral ramifications involved in various definitions of humanity in an intriguing and stylistically fine story. Grade: A." -- "Denver"" Rocky Mountain News""" "A tale involving courtroom drama, powerful human emotion and challenging SF mystery. And Sawyer juggles it all with intelligence and far-reaching vision worthy of Isaac Asimov." --"Starlog" on "Mindscan""" " Sawyer lucidly explores fascinating philosophical conundrums."
- "Entertainment Weekly" on "Mindscan"

Praise for "Rollback"
"A novel to be savored by science-fiction and mainstream readers alike." --"Toronto"" Globe & Mail"
"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." -"Publishers 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." -"Kansas City Star"


Praise for "Rollback"
"A novel to be savored by science-fiction and mainstream readers alike." --"Toronto"" Globe & Mail"
"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." -"Publishers 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." -"Kansas City Star"


Praise for "Rollback":
"A novel to be savored by science-fiction and mainstream readers alike." --"Toronto"" Globe & Mail"
"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." -"Publishers 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." -"Kansas City Star"


Praise for "Rollback":  “A novel to be savored by science-fiction and mainstream readers alike.” —"Toronto"" Globe & Mail" "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.” –"Publishers 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.” –"Kansas City Star"

Praise for "Rollback" "A novel to be savored by science-fiction and mainstream readers alike." --"Toronto"" Globe & Mail" "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." -"Publishers 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." -"Kansas City Star"

"A novel to be savored by science-fiction and mainstream readers alike." --"Toronto"" Globe & Mail"

"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." -"Publishers 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." -"Kansas City Star"

A novel to be savored by science-fiction and mainstream readers alike. "Toronto Globe & Mail"

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. "Publishers 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. "Kansas City Star""

Synopsis

Accepting a rollback, an expensive, experimental rejuvenation procedure, for herself and her husband of sixty years in exchange for deciphering a message from aliens, Dr. Sarah Halifax is faced with a dilemma when the procedure works on her husband, making him physically twenty-five again, but not on her, leaving her in her eighties. Reprint.

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