Factoring Humanity

Genre: Sci-Fi

Factoring Humanity

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. Factoring Humanity is a 1999 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.

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Run time: 10 hours
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Author
Robert J. Sawyer

Biography:
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.
Narrator
Katherine Kellgren

Biography:
Katherine Kellgren has recorded over seventy-five audiobooks, including winners of the Audie Award, the American Library Association’s Odyssey Honor, the Earphones Award, the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award, and ForeWord magazine’s Audiobook of the Year. She was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2008, and in 2009 received the Audie Award for Best Solo Narration – Female. She has appeared onstage in London and New York, and is a graduate of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

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