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Identity Theft and other stories (2008)

by Robert J. Sawyer

Other authors: Robert Charles Wilson (Introduction)

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I enjoyed Iterations because it explored so many different ideas. Here, however, there is more duplication with the novels—or rather extensions or reinterpretations of ideas in the novels. Still, there is plenty of interest here. I was particularly moved by “Flashes,” in which the world started receiving a sort of Encyclopedia Galactica from an alien world—and it starts ruining people’s lives. Why go to school if everything you’re learning might turn out, tomorrow, to be wrong? What if a casual message suddenly disproves a scientist’s entire life work? ( )
  jholcomb | Jan 17, 2013 |
Detective Alex Lomax is hired to find Cassandra Wilkins' missing husband Joshua. But it's hard to find someone when their mind has been transferred to a new "body" designed to survive the Martian atmosphere and terrain. Is Joshua in his own "body" or did he transfer to someone else's? And if he did, why? And is Cassandra a frightened, clueless wife or is she complicit in the disappearance?

Robert Sawyer creates a fun novella that takes place mostly inside a biodome on Mars. I like that it is a novella. Sawyer didn't drag the story out. Anthony Heald's narration is fun as well. ( )
  bohemiangirl35 | Jan 17, 2013 |
I enjoyed this hard-boiled detective story with a twist. The twist is that it is set on Mars. Otherwise it is quite a bit like a Dashiel Hammett story. Of course, the fact that people can transfer their brains into constructed bodies and never age does pose somewhat of a challenge. After all, how do you have a murder when bodies are almost indestructible? But, trust me, Sawyer figures out how to do it. ( )
  gypsysmom | Apr 18, 2012 |
Excellent science fiction short stories from an award winning writer.
Stories include "Shed Skin" which was a Hugo award finalist,
"Identity Theft" which was nominated for a Nebula award and Hugo award,
and "Ineluctable" which won an Aurora award, plus13 other stories. Some Canadian content but most pieces have universal appeal. Highly recommended. ( )
  tripleblessings | Jan 20, 2009 |
Robert Sawyer writes great short stories. I enjoy science fiction that puts ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances and isn't afraid to speculate about what the future might be like if say, one day, we could upload our brains into an android body and in that sense, live forever. What then happens to the "original"? Read Robert Sawyer for some intriguing ideas. ( )
  Scrabblenut | Jul 13, 2008 |
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2009 Aurora Award nominee

"A sense of wonder that hasn't prevailed in American SF since the days of Heinlein."-Books in Canada

This new collection by the man Anne McCaffrey calls "an absolutely marvelous writer" includes Hugo Award nominee "Shed Skin," Nebula Award nominee "Identity Theft," and Aurora Award winner "Ineluctable." In these pages, you'll discover the dark secret of the only priest on Mars, revisit H.G. Wells's Morlocks, and learn what really happens when aliens beam us the Encyclopedia Galactica.

"Sawyer has a way of taking familiar ideas, looking at them from new angles and in greater depth than almost anybody before him, and tying them together to create extraordinarily fresh and thought-provoking stories."-Analog

"Sawyer writes my favorite kind of science fiction: interesting characters, fast-paced plotting, science threaded elegantly into the prose - he does it all with grace and style. I am constantly amazed by the depth of Sawyer's characters - their humanity, their failings and their instincts."
-Rodger Turner on SF Site

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This volume brings together 16 short-stories from one of the best-loved and critically acclaimed science fiction writers of all time, Robert J. Sawyer.

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