Monday, July 15, 2013

Evergreen™ Featured Title: Triggers by Robert J. Sawyer

Triggers 
Robert J. Sawyer
FIC Sawye

It quickly becomes clear that the electromagnetic pulse generated by the bomb amplified and scrambled Dr. Singh’s equipment, allowing a random group of people to access one another’s minds. And now one of those people has access to the president’s memories—including classified information regarding an upcoming military mission, which, if revealed, could cost countless lives. But the task of determining who has switched memories with whom is a daunting one, particularly when some of the people involved have reasons to lie…


Triggers has been optioned for the big screen – and author Robert Sawyer even gets a chance to adapt his own work! Read all about it at Wired.com

Suspense…political intrigue…speculative science…this book is a page-turner! What’s it all about?

On the eve of a secret military operation, an assassin’s bullet strikes U.S. President Seth Jerrison. He is rushed to hospital, where surgeons struggle to save his life. At the same hospital, Canadian researcher Dr. Ranjip Singh is experimenting with a device that can erase traumatic memories. Then a terrorist bomb detonates. In the operating room, the president suffers cardiac arrest. He has a near-death experience—but the memories that flash through Jerrison’s mind are not his memories.

At Sawyer’s blog he rounds up many links and mentions of Triggers in the media and across the web, including a discussion of skin colour and the role of the novelist in mentioning or not mentioning such characteristics in their writing. He even gives the Evergreen™ a shout-out!
Want to see Sawyer chatting about his writing, about science fiction, and the desire to live forever? Check out his TEDxManitoba presentation – it’s only 15 minutes long but that’s fifteen minutes of thought-provoking talk.


Don’t forget, if you read this book as part of SPL’s STARR Summer Reading program, you can claim 2 stamps on your Rewards Card, and also be eligible to vote during Ontario Public Library Week, October 20-26, to choose the winner of the Evergreen™ Award!


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