Synopses & Reviews
Private detective Jonah McEwen is wanted for murder. Someone has been killing women who resemble Marylin Blaylock, his former colleague and ex-lover. The latest grisly discovery is right on his doorstep. He is the obvious suspect.
The problem? He has been in a coma for three years - a coma he has no memory of entering. And there's worse to come.
Using matter transporter technology, or "d-mat," a serial killer know only as the Twinmaker has been brutally torturing and killing perfect facsimiles of his victims and leaving the originals alive. As legal arguments rage about whether this even constitutes murder, Jonah finds himself in the awkward position of defending his innocence when his own exact copy might actually be guilty.
Set in a time where the lines between human and machine are increasingly blurred, The Resurrected Man explores the future of terrorism, law enforcement, and globe-spanning conspiracies. A perfect blend of suspense and science fiction, the novel follows the complexities of Jonah and Marylin's relationship and their quest to find the killer before he strikes again, as well as unravelling the tensions between Jonah and his father - a man who has been dead for three years but who might yet hold the key to everything...
Nominated for the Aurealis Award and winner of the Ditmar Award, The Resurrected Man was hailed as a "tour de force" in Australia, the author's home country, and described as "compulsively readable" by Locus.
The Resurrected Man takes a close look at one of science fiction's most recognizable gizmos--the matter transporter--and portrays the world that might result should such a device become commercially available. Set in a near-future in which the lines between human and machine are increasingly blurred, the new technology prompts renewed questioning of what it means to be alive, as well as allowing criminals new opportunities to prosper. Terrorism, serial murders, the future of law enforcement, globe-spanning conspiracies--all feature in a complex plot revolving around two criminal investigators, ex-partners and ex-lovers who are thrown together in an attempt to find the deadly Twinmaker. If an identical copy of a person is made, are both legally alive? If one of those people is subsequently killed, leaving the other alive and well, has a murder been committed? These are the kind of existential questions The Resurrected Man raises. The Resurrected Man pays homage to crime fiction as well as SF, referencing Agatha Christie and following many of the conventions of the genre. Nominated for the Aurealis Award and winner of the Ditmar Award the year it was first published in Australia, it was hailed as a tour de force.
About the Author
Sean Williams is the author of numerous works for adults, young adults, and children, covering new space opera, science fiction thrillers, fantasy, and horror. He has also written for Star Wars and Doctor Who, two franchises he has loved since a child. A winner of the Writers of the Future Contest, recipient of the "SA Great" Literature Award, and a New York Times best seller, he lives with his wife and family in Adelaide, South Australia.
You can visit his website at www.seanwilliams.com.