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by (author) Robert J. Sawyer

Initial publish date
Nov 2005
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    Publish Date
    Nov 1998
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2005
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  • CD-Audio

    Publish Date
    May 2016
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Geneticist Pierre Tardivel may not have long to live—he's got a fifty-fifty chance of having the gene for Huntington's disease. But if his DNA is tragic, his girlfriend's is astonishing: Molly Bond has a mutation that gives her telepathy. Both of them have attracted the interest of Pierre's boss, Dr. Burian Klimus, a senior researcher in the Human Genome Project who just might be hiding a horrific past. Avi Meyer, a dogged Nazi hunter, thinks Klimus was the monstrous "Ivan the Terrible" ofthe Treblinka Death Camp. As Pierre races against the ticking clock of his own DNA to make a world-changing scientific breakthrough, Avi also races against time to bring Klimus to justice before the last survivors of Treblinka pass away.

Winner of the Seiun Award—Japan's top honor in science fiction—and a finalist for the Hugo Award,Frameshift is classic Robert J. Sawyer, combining a heart-wrenching human story and cutting-edge science into a pulse-pounding thriller that "delivers the real thing with subtlety and great skill" (Toronto Star).

About the author

Robert J. Sawyer lives in Toronto. He has won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel, as well as the Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for mystery fiction. The ABC TV series FlashForward was based on his novel of the same name. He is also the author of the WWW Trilogy (WWW: Wake, WWW: Watch, WWW: Wonder), Illegal Alien, and Triggers.

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  • Nominated, Hugo Award - Nominee

Editorial Reviews

“Filled to bursting with ideas, characters, and incidents.” —The New York Times

“You hardly need me to tell you to buy his latest, Frameshift. You know it's good, you know he gets the techy bits right, and you know he's interesting and thought-provoking.” —Analog

“Robert Sawyer's science fiction is always ambitious, well-written, and imaginative. With each novel he keeps getting better.” —Kevin J. Anderson

“Sawyer has created a gripping medical sf thriller...Highly recommended.” —Library Journal

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