Factoring Humanity by Robert J. Sawyer

Factoring Humanity

Robert J. Sawyer
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  • ISBN
    9780765309037 / 0765309033
  • Title Factoring Humanity
  • Author Robert J. Sawyer
  • Category Science Fiction
  • Format
  • Year 2003
  • Pages 336
  • Publisher
    Orb Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 140mm x 23mm x 216mm


In the near future, a signal is detected coming from the Alpha Centauri system. Mysterious, unintelligible data streams in for ten years. Heather Davis, a professor in the University of Toronto psychology department, has devoted her career to deciphering the message. Her estranged husband, Kyle, is working on the development of artificial intelligence systems and new computer technology utilizing quantum effects to produce a near-infinite number of calculations simultaneously.
When Heather achieves a breakthrough, the message reveals a startling new technology that rips the barriers of space and time, holding the promise of a new stage of human evolution. In concert with Kyle's discoveries of the nature of consciousness, the key to limitless exploration—or the end of the human race—appears close at hand.
Sawyer has created a gripping thriller, a pulse-pounding tour of the farthest reaches of technology.

Author Biography

Robert J. Sawyer was born in Ottawa and lives just outside of Toronto, Canada. He has won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel. Visit his website at

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