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 love, something 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 now that she too is no
longer constrained by a worn-out body. Karen''s son sues her,
claiming that by uploading into an immortal body, she has done him
out of his inheritance. Even worse, the original version of Jake,
consigned to die on the far side of the moon, has taken hostages
there, 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.
Mindscan is vintage Sawyer--a feast for the mind and the