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A novel by Robert J. Sawyer
Tor Books Lead Science-Fiction Hardcover, April 2005
Tor Books Lead Science-Fiction Paperback, January 2006
Winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award!
"An exciting crowd pleaser. Richly informed by current interdisciplinary
research in the burgeoning field of consciousness studies, and alive with
provocative speculation of its own, Mindscan is a heady brew
of hard SF, blended with enough comedy, romance, and adventure to appeal
to a wider audience, as well."
- Opening chapters
- Typical passage (a quick taste of the novel)
- Review excerpts
- Publication-quality version of the book's cover
- US covers
- Science Fiction Book Club catalog copy
- Dustjacket text
- Dustjacket scan
- Interview with Rob about Mindscan, in Word format journalists, feel free to quote
- Bookloons column on Mindscan
- SF Site on Mindscan
- Interview with Rob about Mindscan by European website SF Crowsnest
- Reading-group / book-club guide
- Further reading
- The outline that sold this book
- On Ray Kurzweil's "The Age of Spiritual Machines"
- Attention students: Mindscan was the catalyst
for Donald G. Oakley to write the nonfiction book
In Search of the Self: The Riddle of Personal Existence
(Eyrie Press, 2011, ISBN 978-0-9619465-5-5); the novel, and the
philosophical issues it raises, are extensively discussed in the book,
especially in the first two chapters.
Mindscan is also discussed in
The Gospel According to Science Fiction
by Gabriel McKee (Westminster John Knox Press, 2007) and in
Science Fiction and Philosophy
edited by Susan Schneider (Blackwell, 2009).
You'll also find a
critical discussion of Mindscan in an article in
SFRA Review, a publication of the Science Fiction Research
Association, issue #272 (April/May/June 2005);
full text is available as a PDF document (see page 23).
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