Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

January reviews Rollback

by Rob - August 9th, 2007.
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January Magazine reviews Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer today.

It’s a positive review, with some cavils. One comment struck me as … well, the reviewer writes, “I … believe that had Sarah been the one to undergo successful treatment, while her husbands had failed, it would have changed a great deal of the story.” Well, yeah. Of course. Exactly. I wouldn’t have done my job properly had that not been the case. :) What’s more interesting, though, is that the female reviewer implies that the choice of a male point of view … well, she says she “wished” I’d taken the alternative. Granted, that could have been an equally good book, but inherently, prima facie a better one? I don’t think so.

Still, the review says, “Rollback is a dynamite science fiction novel that examines some major themes. We get the big story — communications with aliens — and a smaller one — life extension. Both are told cleanly, intelligently and woven together well. A wholly satisfying story.”

The full review is here.

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