The Terminal Experiment

  • by Robert J. Sawyer
  • Narrated by Paul Hecht
  • 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An experiment has gone terribly wrong. Dr. Peter Hobson has created three electronic simulations of his own personality. One will test life after death; another, immortality. The third one is the control unit. But now all three have escaped from Hobson's computer into the worldwide electronic matrix. And one of them is a killer. Robert Sawyer has won many awards for his science fiction, which is praised for its blend of high-tech mystery and suspenseful pacing.


What the Critics Say

Nebula Award, Best Novel, 1995


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Fast Paced, Interesting & Original

I had expected “something different” when I purchased this book, based on the synopses that I had read on various websites. How “different”, I can’t really say – perhaps something with more hard science cross-referenced with known technological & theological facts. What Robert Sawyer delivers, though, is a very enjoyable story with warm, well-developed characters immersed in a fast-paced plot that aims to explore the concept of mortality. The author doesn’t allow the reader to get swamped with explanations as to how all the necessary new science comes into being and, in my opinion, the story is all the richer for this. Though published twenty years ago, the writing and ideas hold up very well. A great read that I recommend to everyone.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-03-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books