- Winner of the Ditmar Award for Best Novel 1999- Nominated for the Aurealis Award- New York Times Best-Selling & Locus Best-Selling Author- First North American printing, First Hard Cover printing The Resurrected Man takes a close look at one of sci-fi's most recognizable gizmos-the matter transporter-and portrays the world that might result should such a device become commercially available. Set in a near-future in which the lines between human and machine are increasingly blurred, the new technology prompts renewed questioning of what it means to be alive, as well as allowing criminals new opportunities to prosper. Terrorism, serial murders, the future of law enforcement, globe-spanning conspiracies- all feature in a complex plot revolving around two criminal investigators, ex-partners and ex-lovers who are thrown together in an attempt to find the deadly Twin maker.If an identical copy of a person is made, are both legally alive? If one of those people is subsequently killed, leaving the other alive and well, has a murder been committed? These are the kind of existential questions The Resurrected Man raises.The Resurrected Man pays homage to crime fiction as well as SF, referencing Agatha Christie and following many of the conventions of the genre. Nominated for the Aurealis Award and winner of the Ditmar Award the year it was first published, it was hailed as a tour de force in Australia, the author's home country, and described as compulsively readable by Locus.Sean Williams has published sixteen novels and sixty short stories. A multiple winner of Australia's speculative fiction awards, recipient of the SA Great Literature Award, and a New York Times-bestselling author, he has also written a sci-fi musical and the odd piece of bad haiku.
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April 01, 2005
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