I finished Robert J. Sawyer‘s serialized novel Rollback earlier this evening and it was terrific. Although I complained about the wait between each part of the story, it turned out to be totally worth the wait. This was a good science fiction story. In some ways, it reminded me of Isaac Asimov’s fiction, for instance, in the optimism of the story. There were strong characters, flawed, and real. And there is a hopefulness to Sawyer’s view of the future that is a breath of fresh air. If you are a fan of Sawyer’s books, this one is a treat. If you’ve never read his stuff before, I’d definitely recommend this one. According to his website the hardcover edition of Rollback is due out in April 2007 by TOR books.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.