Rollback (Paperback)

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Sawyers Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel explores morals and ethics on both human and cosmic scales. Likable characters facing big ethical dilemmas . . . [a] smoothly readable near-future SF novel.--"Publishers Weekly."


Publisher Tor Books
Mfg Part# 9780765349743
SKU 204842507
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0765349744
Release Date 2/5/2008
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Editors Note 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.
Annotation In Robert J. Sawyer's novel ROLLBACK, Sarah Halifax, a doctor now in her 80s who many years previously translated a communication with beings from outer space, has the opportunity to live her life again by going through a "rollback." She and her husband both undergo the procedure, but only he emerges 60 years younger, although she is the one needed to interpret a new message from the aliens. ROLLBACK was nominated for both the 2008 Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel.
Editors Note 2 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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Number of Pages 0320
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