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Subject: Anyone know this book?
Date Posted: 1/4/2009 5:57 PM ET
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SFBC offered this book awhile back and I didn't order it.....now I can't remember the name of it.  Can someone please help?  The premise (as best I remember) is this:  there's an alien contact been made and because it takes so long for the ship to get here, two scientists (man and wife) take a drug (? or something) to allow them to still be alive so that they can be here to make contact with them.  Problem is,  it only works for one of them.  I could be wrong about this (I know there's alien contact, and a husband/wife team) but maybe it will spark someone's memory. 

Thanks,  Bookfever

Subject: Rollback
Date Posted: 1/5/2009 11:51 AM ET
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Sounds like a recent one from Robert Sawyer - Rollback.  The married couple both go through an anti-aging process and it only works for him.  Much angst, reflections on life, etc.  Irony in that the wife was the person to make first contact, and she is the one the aliens want to meet.

Subject: Thank you so much
Date Posted: 1/5/2009 8:36 PM ET
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Thank you so much, Alison.  I just knew someone would know it!!!  Well, I'm off to search for the book......maybe I should take some anti- aging process so I can read all the books I want before I go.

Thanks again,