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The Downloaded

April 23, 2024 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781989398999
$19.95
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Description

The new novel by Canada's top Science Fiction writer

In 2059 two very different groups have their minds uploaded into a quantum computer in Waterloo, Ontario.

One group consists of astronauts preparing for Earth's first interstellar voyage. The other? Convicted murderers, serving their sentences in a virtual-reality prison.

But when disaster strikes, the astronauts and the prisoners must download back into physical reality and find a way to work together to save Earth from destruction.

The Downloaded debuted in a six-month exclusive window as an Audible Original narrated by Academy Award-winner Brendan Fraser promoted by national TV and radio ad campaigns. This print edition is coming out immediately after Audible's exclusivity ends and is being supported by a six-city cross-Canada author book tour.

About this Author

ISBN: 9781989398999
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 192
Publisher: Shadowpaw Press
Published: 2024-04-23

Reviews

"Hope wins out in this triumph of a postapocalyptic tale from Hugo and Nebula award winner Sawyer . . . Sawyer keeps the stakes climbing ever higher as he toggles between the perspectives of his disparate cast. A smattering of droll humor breaks up the gloom and plot twists aplenty keep the pages flying. Sci-fi fans will eat this up." - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"The Downloaded absolutely sizzles with fascinating ideas. You want space travel, a ruined Earth, virtual worlds, a cast of relatable characters, and a glimpse into the labyrinth of human destiny? Look no further: this book has all that and more." --Robert Charles Wilson, Hugo Award-winning author of Spin

"The Downloaded is a wonderful demonstration of Sawyer's deep understanding of -- and compassion for -- people, regardless who or what they are, or even what they have done. It's a rare and potent humanity that elevates his work high above the rest." --Julie E. Czerneda, Aurora Award-winning author of To Each This World

"In The Downloaded, Sawyer proves he's not just a master at using science fiction to address social issues but also a master at portraying diverse characters." --James Alan Gardner, Theodore Sturgeon Award-winning author of Commitment Hour

"The Downloaded is a wicked-smart thrill ride from start to finish. I loved it." --Sylvain Neuvel, bestselling author of A History of What Comes Next

"One of the best SF novels I've read in years." --Allen Steele, Hugo Award-winning author of Coyote

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