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Nebula Award Winner!


A novel by Robert J. Sawyer

US reprint paperback: Ace, September 2011, ISBN 978-0-441-02080-5, US$7.99
Canadian premium-sized paperback: Penguin, November 2009, ISBN 978-0-14-317511-7, CDN$13.50
Original North American paperback: HarperPrism, March 1995, ISBN 0-061-05310-4, US$5.50 / CDN$6.50
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A scientist discovers proof for the existence of the human soul.

"A terrific mix of science, technological derring-do and murder. A great story; a crackerjack novel." — The Globe and Mail

  • Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel of 1995
  • Winner of the Aurora Award for Best English Novel of 1995
  • Finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Novel of 1995
  • Finalist for the Seiun Award for Best Foreign Novel of the Year
  • Serialized in Analog's Mid-December 1994 through March 1995 issues (as Hobson's Choice)
  • A selection of The Science Fiction Book Club
  • One of Amazon.com's Top 100 Bestselling Titles of 1996 — and one of their Top 50 Bestselling SF Titles of all time!
  • Signed, numbered, 200-copy limited-edition hardcover available from Soulwave Publishing, Nashville, Tennessee (ISBN 1-891347-00-4).

  • Attention students: The Terminal Experiment is discussed in The Gospel According to Science Fiction by Gabriel McKee (Westminster John Knox Press, 2007) and in the essay "The Science and Religion Dialogue in the Science Fiction of Robert J. Sawyer" by Valerie Broege in The Everyday Fantastic: Essays on Science Fiction and Human Being, Michael Berman, editor (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008).

    You'll also find a discussion of it as related to the work of John Locke in the paper "Speculating about Weird Worlds: Philosophy as Science Fiction" in Literary Form, Philosophical Content: Historical Studies of Philosophical Genres, edited by Jonathan Lavery and Louis Groake (Madison Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2010).

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