Rollback

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Macmillan, 5 de fev. de 2008 - 320 páginas

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.

 

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Comentário do usuário  - hopeevey - LibraryThing

This was tough to review without spoilers, but I managed it :) Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer is, really, about family. The story couldn't be told without the science part of the fiction, and the search ... Ler resenha completa

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Comentário do usuário  - RalphLagana - LibraryThing

I went through a Sawyer phase some time ago. I enjoyed his tales then but have changed my tastes quite a bit when it comes to sci-fi. His books are not hardcore on the science, though he certainly ... Ler resenha completa

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Robert J. Sawyer is the Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids, the Nebula Award-winning author of The Terminal Experiment, and the Aurora Award-winning author of FlashForward, basis for the ABC TV series. He is also the author of Calculating God, Mindscan, the WWW series--Wake, Watch and Wonder--and many other books. He was born in Ottawa and lives in Toronto.

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