Jake Sullivan has cheated death: he's discarded his doomed biological body and copied his consciousness into an android form. The new Jake soon finds the love that eluded him when he was encased in flesh - he falls for the android version of Karen, a woman rediscovering all the joys of life w that she too is longer constrained by a worn-out body. But Karen's son sues her, claiming that by uploading into an immortal body she has cheated him out of his inheritance. Even worse, the original version of Jake has taken hostages on the far side of the moon where he had been consigned to die, demanding the return of his rights of personhood. In the courtroom and on the lunar surface, the future of uploaded humanity hangs in the balance.
Robert J. Sawyer is the Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids, the Nebula Award-winning author of The Terminal Experiment, and the Aurora Award-winning author of FlashForward, basis for the ABC TV series. He is also the author of the WWW series--Wake, Watch and Wonder--and many other books. He was born in Ottawa and lives in Toronto.