Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Quill & Quire loves Rollback

Quill & Quire, Canada's publishing trade journal, has just weighed in with its review of Rollback. The review is by Robert J. Wiersema.

The full text is online here (at least for the moment; it might disappear to where you need a paid Quill Online account to read it at some point).

Note: there's a fairly extensive plot synopsis; if you're worried about spoilers, skip those parts. Oh, heck, I'll save you the bother; here are the opening and closing paragraphs of the review. Says Quill and Quire:

In Rollback, bestselling Toronto science-fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer explores both the nature of time and the questions surrounding the scientific ability to fundamentally alter the human lifespan. In the process, he also delves deeply into the strange territory of the human heart.

The repercussions of the rollback surgery are genuinely surprising, but rooted firmly in the skillfully crafted and realistic thoughts and emotions of Don and Sarah. When the plotlines converge late in the book, it is a reminder of why Sawyer is one of our most highly regarded writers of speculative fiction, able to handle the demands of the heart and the cosmos with equal skill.

P.S.: Quill & Quire sometimes styles its name Quill and Quire; it's often known in the industry as just Quill or Q&Q; I'm just mentioning that so that search engines will find this post easily. :)
The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


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