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This is my second Robert J. Sawyer book and I have to say he's going to be one of my favorite science fiction writers if all his books are this good. Scientific theories are thrown all around this story and it still has such a human element to the story which makes it a treat. Sawyer really knows how to develop characters so you know them in-and-out and you feel for them. The story is about two extremely smart people, who are friends, and who each develop an amazing technology that are somehow get linked together. Dr. Peter Hobson is the main character and his discovery comes first. He has flashbacks of an organ transplant where he sees the body jerk when opened up. He decides there needs to be a better way to determine when the body is officially dead and creates a better EKG which eventually reads a weird neuron set that leaves the body after death. So people believe this to be the soul and call it the Soul-wave device. And when Peter gets asked by numerous people what life is like after death multiple times his friend decides to help out by copying his brain three times into A.I. form, with a control, and two others who are modified: one who knows it's immortal and one who believes itself is in the afterlife. This all starts of innocently to try and determine if life after death can be detected through the A.I.’s of Peter's brain, but it quickly evolves into something not so innocent. Without giving anything more away, let’s just say it turns into a mystery story and it unfolds as you read along with some nice surprises and a satisfying ending. I really liked this book a lot. There were two interesting ideas with the A.I. and the Soul-wave device, and Sawyer also told a touching simple story of what happened to Dr. Peter Hobson throughout these events. It's a great mix and makes for more than just a science fiction story.
The quintessential classic of classics. Everyone should read this book before generations lose the comprehension of the old fashioned terminology and humor.