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Professor Percival Marlowe is a brilliant, elderly astrophysicist who's dying, his greatest achievement still unfinished and now beyond his diminished means.
Doctor Carl Dorning, a neurosurgeon, finally discovers a secret method of transplanting memories from one person to another thanks to Marlowe's millions.
Miguel Sanchez, a homeless boy, agrees to become the recipient of Marlowe's knowledge and personality in the unorthodox experiment, enticed by Dorning's promises of intelligence, wealth and respect but dangerously unaware that his own identity will be lost forever.
What results is a seesaw battle for control of Miguel's body as Marlowe learns to his dismay what his lifetime of arrogance and conceit has earned him. And when Marlowe stumbles upon the shocking procedure Dorning used in desperation to succeed, the professor does what he must to defeat Dorning and redeem himself at last.
2006 EPPIE Award Winner, best science fiction novel
First Place, 2003 Authorlink International New Author Award
Best Debut Novel, Fountainhead Press 2002/03 National Writing Contest
Finalist, Writemovies.com International Writing Competition, Spring 2003
Finalist, Dream Realm Awards, best science fiction novel 2005
"5 Hearts. This sci-fi book is reminiscent of "Flowers for Algernon." --Heartland Reviews (Bob Spear)
"A great read. I recommend it to people who like speculative fiction not set in far-flung galaxies." --Glenda Woodrum
"A slick little science fiction story. It is an end justifies the means story. It is an eye opener." --Dan Shade, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show
"A well-written, at times riveting story. Wakely is clearly an excellent and concise writer. Great bedtime reading material." --Ellen Feig, Skuawk Literature Reviews
"An enjoyable and thought provoking read. Never veers into the realm of "too heavy" yet still has something to say." --Bookpleasures.com (Theresa Derwin)
"Intelligent, moving. Flowers for Algernon was good, but An Audience for Einstein is better. What's next? Movie? Bravo Mr. Wakely." --Tim Lasiuta, Penguincomics.net
"This is a wonderful short novel that shows what good science fiction can be." --R-Laurraine Tutihasi, Sim~Gen (simgen.com)
"This was so much more than anticipated. Full of emotions and twists, you will not want this book to end." --GetBookReviews.com
"Thought provoking and entertaining." --Genrefluent.com (Diana Tixier Herald)
"Wakely clearly has a fascination with science and has certainly done his homework in his well-crafted treatise." --The Elmhurst College Leader Newspaper (Nick Bajzek)
"...a touching story of human relationships...a lasting science fiction novel that explores the limits of humanity." --The Huffington Post