"Almost alone among Canadian writers, he tackles the most
fundamental questions of who we are and where we might be going -
while illuminating where we are now."
"Wildly thought-provoking….The thematic diversity-and
profundity-makes [WAKE] one of Sawyer's strongest works to
-Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review
"Sawyer continues to push the boundaries with his stories of the
future made credible. His erudition, eclecticism, and masterly
storytelling make this trilogy opener a choice selection."
"WAKE is, in the words of its heroine, made out of
-McNally Robinson Bookseller review
"Sawyer's take on theories about the origin of consciousness,
generated within the framework of an engaging story, is
fascinating, and his approach to machine consciousness and the
Internet is surprisingly fresh."
"Emotionally satisfying and intellectually stimulating. Along
with William Gibson's NEUROMANCER and Neal Stephenson's SNOW CRASH,
WAKE presents a unique perspective on information technology. I
eagerly await its sequels."