The Downloaded

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Pub Date May 07 2024 | Archive Date Apr 30 2024

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Description

 In 2059 two very different groups have their minds uploaded into a quantum computer in Waterloo, Ontario.

One group consists of astronauts preparing for Earth’s first interstellar voyage.

The other? Convicted murderers, serving their sentences in a virtual-reality prison.

But when disaster strikes, the astronauts and the prisoners must download back into physical reality and find a way to work together to save Earth from destruction

 In 2059 two very different groups have their minds uploaded into a quantum computer in Waterloo, Ontario.

One group consists of astronauts preparing for Earth’s first interstellar voyage.

The...


A Note From the Publisher

Robert J. Sawyer has won both the Hugo and the Nebula Award for best science-fiction novel of the year. The ABC TV series FlashForward was based on his novel of the same name. A member of the Order of Canada, Rob lives just outside Toronto. The Downloaded is his 25th novel. Website: https://sfwriter.com

Robert J. Sawyer has won both the Hugo and the Nebula Award for best science-fiction novel of the year. The ABC TV series FlashForward was based on his novel of the same name. A member of the Order...


Advance Praise

 “The Downloaded absolutely sizzles with fascinating ideas.” —Robert Charles Wilson, Hugo Award-winning author of Spin

“A wicked-smart thrill ride from start to finish. I loved it.” —Sylvain Neuvel, bestselling author of A History of What Comes Next

“The Downloaded is a wonderful demonstration of Sawyer’s deep understanding of — and compassion for — people. It’s a rare and potent humanity that elevates his work high above the rest.” —Julie E. Czerneda, Aurora Award-winning author of To Each This World

“In The Downloaded, Sawyer proves he’s not just a master at using science fiction to address social issues but also a master at portraying diverse characters.” —James Alan Gardner, Theodore Sturgeon Award-winning author of Commitment Hour

“One of the best SF novels I’ve read in years.” —Allen Steele, Hugo Award-winning author of Coyote

 “The Downloaded absolutely sizzles with fascinating ideas.” —Robert Charles Wilson, Hugo Award-winning author of Spin

“A wicked-smart thrill ride from start to finish. I loved it.” —Sylvain Neuvel...


Marketing Plan

Six-city author book tour plus science-fiction conventions across North America and literary festivals across Canada; extensive blog tour and online publicity; radio and TV interviews (Sawyer has done over 800 radio and TV interviews to date).

The Downloaded debuted in a six-month exclusive window as an Audible Original narrated by Academy Award-winner Brendan Fraser promoted by national TV and radio ad campaigns. This print edition is coming out immediately after Audible's exclusivity ends.

Six-city author book tour plus science-fiction conventions across North America and literary festivals across Canada; extensive blog tour and online publicity; radio and TV interviews (Sawyer has...


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