ISBN: 9780765311085
Year of publication: 2007


Robert J Sawyer

Science fiction

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Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer No wise man ever wished to be younger. —Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? —Leroy “Satchel” Paige (1906–1982) Part One Chapter 1 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2048 It had been a good life. Donald Halifax looked around the living room of the modest house that he and his wife Sarah had shared for sixty years now, and that thought kept coming back to him. Oh, there had been ups and downs, and the downs had seemed excursions into the flames of hell at the time—the lingering death of his mother, Sarah’s battle with breast cancer, the rough periods their marriage had gone through—but, on balance, when all was said and done, it had been a good life. When all was said and done. Don shook his head, but it wasn’t in sadness. He’d always been a realist, a pragmatist, and he knew there was nothing left now but summing...