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Factoring Humanity

3 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Robert J. Sawyer

Factoring Humanitywill undoubtedly satisfy Sawyer fans, as well as those looking for positive-future scenarios à la Carl Sagan'sContact. Rather than a galactic vision of war and peace, this novel is localized in the extreme: the plot revolves … see full wiki

Author: Robert J. Sawyer
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Orb Books
3 reviews about Factoring Humanity
review by . November 08, 2010
You have to hand it to Sawyer! He certainly isn't one to think small! Why deal with mere cutting edge esoteric research when one can create "Factoring Humanity", a novel that folds that research into a gutsy thought experiment encompassing all of humanity, the nature of consciousness, extra-terrestrial communication and the manifold structure of the universe?      Heather Davis, a professor in the psychology faculty at the University of Toronto, has spent a significant …
Quick Tip by . November 08, 2010
A sci-fi novel that blends cutting edge esoteric research into a gutsy thought experiment encompassing all of humanity, the nature of consciousness, extra-terrestrial communication and the manifold structure of the universe. The very best of both the hard and soft sides of the sci-fi spectrum.
review by . October 07, 2004
Each Sawyer book I have read seems to outdo the previous one. This is no exception. It has a little of everything including family drama, unethical medical practices, alien messages, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, the collective human "overmind," with a few consortiums of individuals that are trying to "buy off" scientific discoveries, being thrown into the mix. . Sawyer has a talent for presenting complex scientific theories in an interesting fashion. Each book seems to hint at answers …
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