Summary

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 too is no longer constrained by a worn-out body. 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.
©2005 Robert J. Sawyer (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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Critic reviews

"Sawyer lucidly explores fascinating philosophical conundrums." (Entertainment Weekly)
"A tale involving courtroom drama, powerful human emotion and challenging SF mystery. Sawyer juggles it all with intelligence and far-reaching vision worthy of Isaac Asimov." (Starlog)
"Sawyer deftly examines what a future might be like in two neighboring countries that have become polar opposites. And he focuses on the legal and moral ramifications involved in various definitions of humanity in an intriguing and stylistically fine story. Grade: A." (Rocky Mountain News)
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5 out of 5 stars
By April on 24-05-15

Engaging!

Loved this book. I'm a huge sci-fi geek (really Star Trek) and I heard this book referenced in a Star Trek podcast; and it did not disappoint! I suggested this book for my book club and friends who are not sci-if fans love it as well. Great job!!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Dellyn on 05-05-16

Scientific concepts

That are very possible and could be executed in the future, and all well explained and thought provoking. The only downside is the over lengthy court case, I ended up skipping through some of the chapters and if my hands weren't occupied at the time, cleaning bird cages, I would have skipped even more. It became too repetitious, too detailed just tiresome which is why I gave it 4 stars.

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